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REFERENCE BOOK 

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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 

AGENCY 

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF PARKING AND 

TRAFFIC 

SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 
AGENCY AND PARKING AUTHORITY 



Proposition E was approved by San Francisco voters in November 1999. 
It created the Municipal Transportation Agency, and provided that effective 

July 1 , 2002 the Department of Parking and Traffic would become a 

separate department of the Municipal Transportation Agency. As of that 

date, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors also served 

as members of the Parking Authority. 



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^Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 200Cp> 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Jose Cisneros 

H. Welton Flynn 

Mike Casey 

Enid Ng Lim 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR - 3 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Roberta Boomer 
ACTING SECRETARY 



50349 SFPL: ECONO JRS 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Rachel Arnstine O'Hara, Clerk of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 
She can be reached by calling (415) 554-6083, fax (415) 554-6177, by e-mail at 
Rachel_ArnstineO'Hara@www.ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
362, San Francisco, CA 94102. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Introduction of directors and roll call 

3. Election of Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors Chairman and Vice 
Chairman pursuant to Charter Section 8A.102 (a). 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 15, 2000 PTC Regular meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by board members 

7. General Manager's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-F-Line opening 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the board on matters that are within the board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE GENERAL 
MANAGER OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Linda Migdalski vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99-03373, in the amount of $6,000 
Laidlaw vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99S 120-2, in the amount of $8,496.58 
Miles Marioni, vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99B6027-1, in the amount of $8,500 
Liberty Mutual vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Limited #163-057, in the amount of $10,000 
Karleen Rudolph vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #985220 in the amount of $10,000 
Tony Hui vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 98S0246-1, in the amount of $15,000 
Liwayway De Luna vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99-02265, in the amount of $15,000 
Linda Laue vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #993-960, in the amount of $32,000 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Adoption of MTA board of directors Rules of Order 

1 1 . Overview of Muni Operations and Budget (for discussion only). 

The Board of Directors will recess the regular meeting in order to convene a closed session. 

CLOSED SESSION 

12. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

13. Pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.8, Government Code Section 54957, and Charter 
Section 8A.102 7 (c), the MTA board of directors shall meet in closed session to consider the 
appointment of: 

(13.1) The director of transportation 

(13.2) The secretary to the MTA board of directors 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

16. Appointing Michael T. Burns as director of transportation of the Municipal Transportation 
Agency and approving the execution of a Compensation Agreement effective March 1, 2000. 

17. Appointing a secretary to the MTA board of directors. 
ADJOURN MEETING 



.Municipal Transportation Agency 
City and County of San Francisco 






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^MINUTES 



TUESDAY,.MARCH 7, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice-Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer-Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1 5 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
3(415)554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

The meeting was called to order by Director Burns at 5:02 p.m. 

2. Introduction of directors and roll call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Election of Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors Chairman and Vice 
Chairman pursuant to Charter Section 8A.102 (a). 

Public Comment: 

Ernestine Weiss suggested that the board elect a new chairman and vice-chairman. 

On motion to appoint H. Welton Flynn as chairman of the board: unanimously approved. 

On motion to appoint Enid Lim as vice-chairman of the board: unanimously approved. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2000 PTC Regular meeting: 
unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Old Business by board members 

Director Vaughns stated that she wants to learn and will give 150% of what she has to offer. Her 
focus will be on timeliness and quality of service. 



Director Casey pledged to work toward carrying out the intent, letter, and spirit of Prop. E. He 
wants all stakeholders, riders, workers and citizens, to have a voice. 

Director Lim stressed that the customer is first but that the process has to also be right. She 
added that this board is not here to do "business as usual", and asked the public for support as 
they deal with difficult decisions. 

Director Black noted that in her daily Muni rides she has been talking with people who are very 
enthused about the change. 

Director Cisneros is looking forward to working on the integration of Muni with the Department 
of Parking and Traffic. 

Director Bourgart added that there would be tough decisions ahead where the board will have to 
weigh competing interests. He puts riders above all else since they are valued customers but 
noted the need to be respectful to people who deliver the service. 

7. General Manager's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-F-Line opening 

Director Burns recognized Wallace Johnson for his candid conversation with Benjamin Franklin 
middle school during their Black History Celebration. Burns noted that the effort Mr. Johnson 
put forth in working with the community is what he is encouraging throughout the organization. 

Wallace Johnson stated that it was nice to be recognized but he's just trying to be himself. He 
added that while passenger service is a priority, the operators deserve safer working conditions. 
Lisa Mancini, COO, presented him with a certificate of appreciation and Chairman Flynn 
thanked him for his good work on behalf of the board. 

Director Burns announced that the new F-Line service began on Saturday, March 4 with service 
extending along the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf. He noted that ADA platforms have 
been built to allow full accessibility. He thanked Market Street Railway and staff for their efforts 
on this long-awaited project. He added that passenger loads indicate a tremendous success. 

8. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold offered his thoughts in support of an independent Muni. He asked the board to 
take a more assertive role in stressing transit first. He added that the new transit ad contract 
required bilingual signage but many vehicles lack signage. He stressed that this is a priority 
especially for seniors and people with disabilities who are transit dependent. 



Ernestine Weiss welcomed board members and said that she will tell them what needs to be 
done. The new F-line lacks street signs and there were no signs in the buses asking people to 
step to the rear. She asked that newsracks be moved out of the way and for staff to concentrate 
on accident prevention. 

Edward Mason asked the board to read the information package, to attend all meetings, to start 
on time, to make board material available to the public during the meeting and to schedule the 
closed session to start at the end of the regular meeting. He would also like to see board members 
regularly report on their riding experience. 

Norman Rolfe spoke about the Mission/Steuart hotel. He said it will result in the loss of 
ridership and, at best, it's a break-even proposition but more likely will result in a loss of money. 

Andrew Sullivan, Chair of Rescue Muni, noted that Rescue Muni worked hard to create the 
board and offered his congratulations. He reminded directors that Prop. E. was created for 
increased accountability and greater authority and autonomy to make tough decisions. He also 
thanked staff for the F-line service. 

Kevin Hughes, Local 6 Electrical Workers, is a regular rider and represents all electrical 
classifications at Muni. He offered congratulations and noted that historically, staff has 
been forced to maintain a level of service without adequate staff because of budget cuts. 

Harry Stern welcomed the board and asked for flexibility and room to grow with new 
procurements so the equipment isn't obsolete the day it goes into service. 

David Varnum urged the board to ride the F-line. He wants pride to be instilled throughout the 
organization and asked for the fast tracking of storage sheds for the historic fleet. 

Wallace Johnson spoke about his concern with the amount of vandalism on the buses. He also 
asked that Muni cut down on the length of time operators have to wait for a tow. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE GENERAL 
MANAGER OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 

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as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Linda Migdalski vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99-03373, in the amount of $6,000 
Laidlaw vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99S 120-2, in the amount of $8,496.58 
Miles Marioni, vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99B6027-1, in the amount of $8,500 
Liberty Mutual vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Limited #163-057, in the amount of $10,000 
Karleen Rudolph vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #985220 in the amount of $10,000 
Tony Hui vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 98S0246-1, in the amount of $15,000 
Liwayway De Luna vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99-02265, in the amount of $15,000 
Linda Laue vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #993-960, in the amount of $32,000 

RESOLUTION 00-024 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the consent calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Adoption of MTA board of directors Rules of Order 

No public comment. 

Chairman Flynn asked that Article 3, Section 2 be amended to allow the board to select from 
amongst themselves someone to preside over the meeting in the event that the chair and vice- 
chair were absent. 

RESOLUTION 00-025 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

11. Overview of Muni Operations and Budget (for discussion only). 

Bob Kuo gave an overview of operating budget process and Prop. E.'s financial provisions. 
Director Lim asked staff to provide a chart showing operating expenses. 



The Board of Directors recessed the regular meeting in order to convene a closed session. 
CLOSED SESSION - The closed session was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 6:17 p.m. 

12. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

14. Pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.8, Government Code Section 54957, and Charter 
Section 8A.102 7 (c), the MTA board of directors shall meet in closed session to consider the 
appointment of: 

(14.1) The director of transportation 

(14.2) The secretary to the MTA board of directors 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 7:15 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the appointment of a 
director and board secretary. No action was taken. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 



16. Appointing Michael T. Burns as director of transportation of the Municipal Transportation 
Agency and approving the execution of a Compensation Agreement effective March 1, 2000. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-026 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

17. Appointing Roberta Boomer as secretary to the MTA board of directors. 
No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-027 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN MEETING - The meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 554-9510. 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY44ARCH 21, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR ] 5 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice-Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Rachel Arnstine O'Hara, Clerk of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 
She can be reached by calling (415) 554-6083, fax (415) 554-6177, by e-mail at 
Rachel_ArnstineO'Hara@www.ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
362, San Francisco, CA 94102. 



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5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 
-March 7, 2000 regular meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ballpark Service Plan 
-Quarterly EEO Status report 
-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 
-APTA Legislative Conference 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



Cheryl Manion vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99-03309 in the amount of $6,750 
Evelyn Limos vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98S8026-1 in the amount of $12,000 

(8.2) Accepting as complete Contract No. CS-445, As-needed Specialized Engineering Services 
with Nolte & Associates; approving the final contract amount of $138,062.68 and closing the 
contract with no further payment. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Discussion of the San Francisco Municipal Railway FY 2000/2001 budget. 

10. Authorizing the Executive Director to execute and file an application for program funding 
under STP/CMAQ programs of TEA-21, in the amount of $19,325,000 for the following 
projects: 

Metro Subway Electrical Improvements 

Woods Maintenance Facility Transmission Dynamometer 

Woods Facility Vehicle Lifts Replacement 

Potrero Paint and Body Shop Rehabilitation 

Integrated Vehicle and Facilities Maintenance and Inventory Control System 

Historic (Milano) Streetcar Vehicle Rehabilitation - Enhanced Safety Condition 

Metro East Rail Maintenance Facility 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. CS-108, 
Systems Engineering Services with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas to extend the 
completion date of the contract to December 23, 2000 at no additional cost to the City. 

ADJOURN 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 554-9510. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 



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^jMINUTES 



TUESDAY^ARCH 21, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



DUMENTS DEPT, 

MAR 3 2000 

AN FRANCISCO 
1 iBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 5:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2000 regular meeting: unanimously 
approved (Lim-absent). 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Black asked for a report about why subway station restrooms aren't working and what 
can be done to restore them to service. 

Director Bourgart asked for a staff report at a future meeting about potential high tech 
applications for the Railway. He is also interested in the opportunity that Prop. E. offers with 
respect to interdepartmental agreements and the ability to look at different ways to provide those 
services. He also asked about the plans to publish schedules. 

Director Vaughns inquired about Muni's response to correspondence. She referred to a letter she 
received and asked if Muni was responding to the individual. Executive Director Burns stated 
that every letter gets a response in the form of a phone call, a letter or some other form of 
acknowledgement. 

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Chairman Flynn stated that at the second meeting in April, the board would discuss the 
establishment of subcommittees. These committees would be comprised of two board members 
with the chair sitting on each committee. He asked each director to suggest two possible board 
subcommittees at the April meeting. 

Chairman Flynn also noted that he sent a letter to the city attorney asking about the impact of 
holding closed sessions after the regular meeting. He commented that the board could possibly 
meet at 4:00 p.m. to avoid delaying the start of the regular meeting. 

6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Ballpark Service Plan 

-Quarterly Report on Key Capital Projects 

-APTA Legislative Conference 

Director Casey asked staff to consider transportation and security needs for ballpark workers. 

7. Public Comment 

David Pilpel, on behalf on Rescue Muni, expressed concerns about the establishment of the 
Citizens Advisory Committee. He would like the CAC to review the budget. Personally, he is 
also concerned over the dismissal of a long-time employee in the data services management 
function who is critical to the organization. He asked the board to look into the matter. 
(Chairman Flynn stated that the establishment of the CAC was in process and that the personnel 
matter is an administrative matter over which that the board has no jurisdiction.) 

Alice Fialkin, TWU-200, welcomed the new board. She represents supervisors and professional 
classes and looks forward to working with the board. 

Erma Brim, PCC member, noted that paratransit service is in transition. She discussed an 
incident where a paratransit provider tried to run her down with a vehicle and asked that 
language be added to all contracts requiring subcontractors to send a letter of apology and tell 
them what discipline was levied on the driver. (Executive Director Burns said he can take care 
of the request and it could be dealt with under the new contract.) 

Robert Omalley said that the Giants should sponsor and have an LRV decorated for ballpark 
express service. He said that many would park further out just to ride this car. He also suggested 
that we advertise alternate forms of transportation on television. 

Ray Antonio, President of TWU-250A, representing operators and service workers noted that the 
ballpark service design will move people quickly. He is concerned about the lack of an operator 
in the second car after the game and asked for consideration for additional security. 

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Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, is pleased to hear of the progress toward convening a CAC and 
hopes it will be able to provide better input than previously provided. He is also pleased to hear 
of the hard line on DUI's and asked staff to look closely at workers comp. fraud. He is 
concerned over fair enforcement of POP as some people make an honest mistake and rather than 
showing people where they can pay, they are cited. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Cheryl Manion vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99-03309 in the amount of $6,750 
Evelyn Limos vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98S8026-1 in the amount of $12,000 

RESOLUTION 00-028 

(8.2) Accepting as complete Contract No. CS-445, As-needed Specialized Engineering Services 
with Nolte & Associates; approving the final contract amount of $138,062.68 and closing the 
contract with no further payment. 

RESOLUTION 00-029 

No public comment 

On motion to approve the consent calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Discussion of the San Francisco Municipal Railway FY 2000/2001 budget. 

Executive Director Burns announced that a detailed service plan on proposed South of Market 
service would be presented to the board on April 4 and the board would be asked to approve the 
budget and service changes on May 2. 

Director Black asked about the decrease in the claims budget. Bob Kuo will research the 
question but stated that it may be that a large claim was paid that year. 

Director Bourgart reiterated his interest in discussing interdepartmental agreements, high-tech 
applications and published schedules. He asked for a full presentation on high-tech applications 
at a future meeting. Burns stated that the budget includes publishing schedules. 

Director Cisneros would like to see how we can increase revenue through sales of passes via the 
internet and through corporations and asked staff to discuss what has been done in these areas. 

Director Lim echoed Director Bourgart and Cisneros' sentiments about technology and increased 
sales of passes. She asked staff for more information about the apportionment of the new 
employees. 

Director Casey suggested that a cost comparison of recent year's expenditures would be useful 
for the board. He added that he would like to have the CAC's input on the budget and asked 
about convening the council. 

Chairman Flynn replied that the board of supervisors are making appointments but we will act 
aggressively. Executive Director Burns stated that he would forward the budget to individuals 
that have been appointed to the CAC and would ask the board of supervisors to forward it to their 
appointee once the have chosen their representative. 

Director Vaughns asked for an explanation about the decrease in sales tax. Bob Kuo noted the 
decreases were due to slower growth in sales tax revenue and an error in estimation. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel noted that Muni has a timetable book in an abbreviated format that is more cost 
effective than individual route timetables. He would like to see the budget details. He suggested 
that the SOMA plan doesn't go far enough but would have detailed comments later. He is 
concerned about the use of TIDF monies to fund SOMA service. 



Ray Antonio, TWU, agrees with Director Bourgart about investigating technological advances in 
the transit industry adding that the radio system is outdated as is scheduling. 

Andrew Sullivan asked about allocation of work done by staff formerly at other departments but 
because of Prop. E. now being performed at Muni. He suggested that work orders to other 
departments contain service standards. (Chairman Flynn noted that for years the PUC asked for 
quarterly reports from the city attorney that could be reinstituted.) 

Alice Fialkin, TWU - 200, spoke in favor of technology advances and asked the board to 
remember 13C issues with new technology. 

10. Authorizing the Executive Director to execute and file an application for program funding 
under STP/CMAQ programs of TEA-21, in the amount of $19,325,000 for the following 
projects: 

Metro Subway Electrical Improvements 

Woods Maintenance Facility Transmission Dynamometer 

Woods Facility Vehicle Lifts Replacement 

Potrero Paint and Body Shop Rehabilitation 

Integrated Vehicle and Facilities Maintenance and Inventory Control System 

Historic (Milano) Streetcar Vehicle Rehabilitation - Enhanced Safety Condition 

Metro East Rail Maintenance Facility 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-030 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

11. Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. CS-108, 
Systems Engineering Services with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas to extend the 
completion date of the contract to December 23, 2000 at no additional cost to the City. 

Director Bourgart recused himself from voting due to a conflict of interest. 

RESOLUTION 00-031 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

RECUSED - Bourgart 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 554-9510. 



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TUESDAY^PRIL 4, 2000 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 3 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice-Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Rachel Arnstine O'Hara, Clerk of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 
She can be reached by calling (415) 554-6083, fax (415) 554-6177, by e-mail at 
Rachel_ArnstineO' Hara@www.ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
362, San Francisco, CA 94102. 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.8, the Public Transportation Commission will 
meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR: 

Property: Muni layover lot at the corner of Mission and Steuart Streets. 

Person(s) Negotiating: Kerstin Magary and Michael Cohen 

Lessee: Mission and Stuart Hotel Partners, LLC 

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of a long-term Ground Lease and Lease Disposition 
Development Agreement 

ADJOURN 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-March 2 1 , 2000 regular meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly EEO Status report 
-Service Standards 
-Ballpark Service Review 
-Ongoing Muni activities 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Minda Salvador vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99S40-2, in the amount of $6,453.29 
Rachel Heyman vs. CCSF, Superior Court No. 168-226, in the amount of $8,000 
Manuel Loaisa vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Limited #151531, in the amount of $11,000 
Jane Lu vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Unlimited #302-804, in the amount of $12,750 
Budget Rent A Car vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99B0361-1, in the amount of $14,894.90 
Jorge Sandoval vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98B0986-2, in the amount of $17,500 
Ann Sekulich vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98T1355-1 in the amount of $50,000 

(8.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute an Easement Agreement between the 
San Francisco Unified School District and the City and County of San Francisco, subject to 
Board of Supervisors approval, for the operation of a bus line and bus stop at the Visitacion 
Valley Middle School. 

(8.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 166, Muni Metro System, M&N Lines Rail Replacement and 
M-Line Key Stop Project, approving Contract Modification #10 for a reduction to the contract 
award amount by $765,645.29, and approving the final contract amount of $6,128,872.71 to 
Homer J. Olsen, Inc. 

(8.4) Canceling the meeting of Tuesday, April 18, 2000 and scheduling a special meeting on 
Tuesday, April 25, 2000. 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Discussion of the San Francisco Municipal Railway FY 2000/2001 budget and a public 
hearing on planned service improvements and changes on the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42E- 
Townsend, 42W-Van Ness, 47-Van Ness and N-Owl lines. 

10. Ratifying and approving actions taken to date and approving an emergency contract for the 
design and repair of the Montgomery Substation ductbank and installation of power feeders. 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute professional service agreement, Contract No. CS-124, 
As-needed Professional Engineering Services, with Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, 
Inc., for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and a term not to exceed three years. 

12. Approving the issuance of a two-week transit pass for use by registered transit professionals 
and other attendees of the American Public Transportation Association Annual Roadeo and 
Conference to be held in San Francisco in September, 2000, at no cost. 



ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




JMINUTES 



TUESDAY^PRIL 4, 2000 

ROOM 400rCITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR t 9 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

The closed session was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 4:06 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Mike Casey 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Michael Cohen, Deputy City Attorney 
Carla Heil, Deputy City Attorney 

Laura Spanjian, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director 
Doug Wright, President, Doug Wright & Associates 
Julie Brandt, Special Assistant to the Mayor 
Walt Streeter, Deputy General Manager, External Affairs 
Kerstin Magary, Project Manager 
Henry Kim, Project Manager, Construction 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency will 
meet in closed session for: 



CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR: 

Property: Muni layover lot at the corner of Mission and Steuart Streets. 

Person(s) Negotiating: Kerstin Magary and Michael Cohen 

Lessee: Mission and Stuart Hotel Partners, LLC 

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of a long-term Ground Lease and Lease Disposition 
Development Agreement 

ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 5:06 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 5:12 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

Director Vaughns noted that Director Black requested a report about reported subway 
restrooms and not all restrooms, asked that new and unfinished business be differentiated and 
suggested we check with the Ethics Commission about the language they have asked us to use 
about lobbyists. 

On motion to approve the minutes as amended of the March 21, 2000 regular meeting: 
unanimously approved. 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the board met in closed session for a conference with the real 
property negotiators over the Mission/Steuart Hotel proposal. There was no action taken. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

The board secretary announced receipt of approximately 20 postcards from members of the 
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition asking the board to consider and encourage bicycling as a 
vital mode of transportation and to promote safety for cyclists. 



5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Chairman Flynn pulled from the table his request for discussion about forming committees at the 
April 25 board meeting. Robert Bryan stated that any committee would be subject to the full 
provisions of the Sunshine Ordinance and the Brown Act. Responding to an inquiry by Director 
Casey, Chairman Flynn stated that the formation of future committees was in the hands of the 
chair and not affected by this action. 

Director Lim referred to a letter she received from Franciscan Middle School asking for special 
consideration for dedicated school buses on the 15-line. She commented that if you did it for one 
school, you would need to do it for all. Executive Director Burns stated that providing express 
school service is a violation of FTA regulations but staff is looking at adjusting regular service. 
Burns has also sent a letter to the superintendent of schools asking for notice when schools 
intend to use Muni for school trips. 

Director Black asked about the report on subway restrooms. Burns will provide it to the board 
by the end of the week 

6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly EEO Status report 
-Service Standards 
-Ballpark Service Review 
-Ongoing Muni activities 

Executive Director Burns and Vince Harris presented a special recognition award to Don Chee 
for the F-Line project. Burns noted it was constructed on time and within budget and it was a 
tremendous job. Don Chee accepted on behalf of everyone who contributed to the F-line's 
success. 

Chairman Flynn offered congratulations on the ballpark service to Michael Burns. He noted that 
Muni succeeded with flying colors and it was a job well done. 

Commenting on the EEO Report, Chairman Flynn asked staff to separate operations from 
maintenance. He stated that maintenance has 60-70% of all complaints and it has always shown 
a deterioration and never any improvement. Director Cisneros asked staff to track complaints 
based on sexual orientation. Staff will also make corrections referred to by Director Vaughns 
and will redistribute the report. 

Executive Director Burns plans to ask the board to adopt service standards in early June. The 
current draft will be distributed to the board, other transit properties and named Citizens 
Advisory Council members this week. SPUR will also be reviewing the document. Changes 
will be incorporated and sent to the board for consideration at the May 16 meeting. 

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Bums noted that the FT A gave a very positive report on Muni's Contract Compliance and DBE 
program. The FTA approved Muni's DBE program for next year, one of the first in the country 
to receive this approval. He'll present the full report to the board once it is complete. 

The executive director noted the smooth transition to the new paratransit contractor on April 1 
adding that no complaints had been received. He also pointed out that Muni had passed another 
CHP inspection with a 100% result. Director Lim suggested that the current broker, Intellitrans, 
schedule further neighborhood meetings and provide translators. 

7. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold discussed a continuing inequity with the inability to use Muni's discount passes 
on BART. He has discussed this concern in the past but it has never been investigated. He 
mentioned the possibility of litigation and added that the Mayor's Disability Council was holding 
hearings on transportation at the end of the month. He is angry over the lack of communication. 
(Chairman Flynn stated that the silence will end, however it doesn't mean immediate resolution 
of the issue.) 

William Lam, RAPID, representing Youth Rights on Muni referred to a survey conducted on 
youth rights on Muni. He reviewed the results of the survey and asked for consideration when 
making decisions about the budget. His major concern is that Muni is spending most of the 
money on service to the downtown area when statistics show that more service is needed in areas 
of low income. 

Ernestine Weiss recalled an unfortunate experience she had on the 1 -California where people 
waited over an hour for a bus and when asked the reason, the driver threatened to make Ms. 
Weiss leave the bus. She suggested a fine of $1,000 for graffiti and that Muni provide separate 
buses for schools. She also asked that signs be posted in vehicles telling people where to call if 
they have a complaint. (Chairman Flynn asked Lou Johnson to get the information about the 
driver from Ms. Weiss and to report back to the board.) 

David Pilpel asked the board to establish the Citizen's Advisory Council as it needs to get up and 
running. He has serious concerns about using Transit Impact Development Fees as the current 
rate of spending is not sustainable. 

Andrew Sullivan, Chair, Rescue Muni, suggested that the Geary Corridor be made a higher 
priority than Third Street because it would be an all-surface design and the value of the Geary 
Corridor was greater. He noted that the CAC serves necessary functions and he would love to 
see it established at the next meeting. He added that the Service Critical designations are a 
fundamental decision that the board must decide on soon. 

Allan White, a frequent rider, felt it was important to say that last week's ballpark service was 
next to flawless. Cars moved through tunnel in way he hasn't seen in a long time. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Minda Salvador vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99S40-2, in the amount of $6,453.29 
Rachel Heyman vs. CCSF, Superior Court No. 168-226, in the amount of $8,000 
Manuel Loaisa vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Limited #151531, in the amount of $1 1,000 
Jane Lu vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Unlimited #302-804, in the amount of $12,750 
Budget Rent A Car vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99B0361-1, in the amount of $14,894.90 
Jorge Sandoval vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98B0986-2, in the amount of $17,500 
Ann Sekulich vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98T1355-1 in the amount of $50,000 

RESOLUTION 00-032 

(8.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to execute an Easement Agreement between the 
San Francisco Unified School District and the City and County of San Francisco, subject to 
Board of Supervisors approval, for the operation of a bus line and bus stop at the Visitacion 
Valley Middle School. 

RESOLUTION 00-033 

(8.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 166, Muni Metro System, M&N Lines Rail Replacement and 
M-Line Key Stop Project, approving Contract Modification #10 for a reduction to the contract 
award amount by $765,645.29, and approving the final contract amount of $6,128,872.71 to 
Homer J. Olsen, Inc. 

RESOLUTION 00-034 

(8.4) Canceling the meeting of Tuesday, April 18, 2000 and scheduling a special meeting on 
Tuesday, April 25, 2000. 



RESOLUTION 00-035 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the consent calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Discussion of the San Francisco Municipal Railway FY 2000/2001 budget and a public 
hearing on planned service improvements and changes on the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42E- 
Townsend, 42 W- Van Ness, 47-Van Ness and N-Owl lines. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Marc Salomon note that the South of Market Area is underserved. He is unsure how North of 
Market people get into SOMA and suggested service from Church St. to the Caltrain Station. He 
also suggested circle shuttles, using fuel-efficient vehicles, and running the Metro to 2:00 a.m. to 
coordinate with BART. 

Ralph Anastasio says he waits between thirty minutes to an hour for the 27. 

Kit Morris applauded the overall changes and suggested running the 42E on streets that the 19- 
Polk doesn't run on. 

Ronald Mitchell, Transit Operator, stated that the 47-Van Ness is a strong cross-town method of 
transportation which should be put back into service with a terminal at 26 th and Army. 

Michael Bebow urged the board to rethink the 42 changes. He thinks it should stay on Howard 
and run through the Financial District. He added that many people who live in Pacific Heights 
need to get the SOMA financial area. 

Maria Crispi rides the 12-Folsom and asked the board to endorse the changes. She asked that an 
upgrade to the 27-Bryant be addressed if not in this budget then in next budget. She likes the 
Howard/Harrison re-route. 

Billy Blattner commended staff, Duncan Watry in particular, for Muni's community outreach but 
added that the plan isn't consistent with SOMA businesses. 

Richard Annin spoke about the many problems with the 19-Polk line. He said few people get on 
the bus at Showplace Square and he has to use a cab to get to his job in Hunter's Point. 



Tony Wessling thinks that the planned improvements are most welcome but is only providing a 
bare minimum of what's required. Most important links to residential areas aren't served and the 
42-E needs to connect to multi-modal hubs. The 42E change ignores SOMA in concession to 
Potrero Hill. 

Anita Hill offered her congratulations on the plan and thinks that all the problems can be 
addressed with the current budget. She thinks the community workshops were well carried out. 
She asked the board to look at how people who live in the Richmond and work south of market 
will commute. She added that the 38-Geary is approaching meltdown. 

Andrew Sullivan thanked Duncan Watry and his team but has problems with some components 
of the plan. He likes the 19-Polk and 12-Folsom line improvements adding that very frequently 
the 12-Folsom is stuck in traffic. He is pleased to see the couplet with transit only lanes and 
suggests the board consider running the 83-Pacific all the time and run service from 16 th and 
Mission to SOMA. 

David Pilpel wonders if the 42E is the most effective service for Potrero Hill and suggested 
extending the 19-Polk to Caltrain. He asked for further details but thinks this is a narrow look at 
one area when there are citywide demands that need to be looked at. 

Ray Antonio, TWU- 250 A, suggested restoring the old 47-Potrero service. 

Babette Drefke stated that Potrero Hill has only one line that runs North/South and that SOMA 
service is taking away service from Potrero residents. The 19-Polk line was established so 
children can attend Galileo High School. 

Robert Spore noted that implementation of service changes is set for January 1, 2001 but some of 
the changes that don't cost money could be started immediately. 

Alexis Kahn suggested leaving the 19-Polk on 9 th St. and asked that we not double up service on 
Rhode Island and DeHaro as those streets are on a hill. 

Espanola Jackson reminded the board that the southeast section of San Francisco is under served. 
She is concerned about SOMA plans and noted that homeowners deserve services. She also 
asked Muni to provide service to Executive Park. 

Bob Blakely said there should be a looped bus that circles the downtown area that allows people 
to go either way. He is opposed to splitting the 42 into two lines. 

Alice Fialkin, TWU-200, talked about the crucial purpose served by the 47-Potrero. It serves a 
poorer population and takes people to General Hospital. 



Chairman Flynn asked each board member to be specific about what they'd like to see modified 
in the plan so the staff could rework it and return it to the board. 

Director Lim understands the great need for service south of Market but she would like staff to 
look at service from a citywide basis. She thinks eliminating the 47 doesn't consider all it's uses. 
She commended staff for the outreach but thinks staff concentrated too much on where people in 
the SOMA area are trying to get to rather than where they're coming from. She wants to make 
sure the connections are there. 

Director Bourgart asked for an analysis of providing service in different ways. He'd like to hear 
what the pro's and con's are for each alternative. 

Director Cisneros asked staff to look at adding service in the Mission and North Mission areas, 
Church Street and routes running from the financial district to the South of Market. He also 
asked staff to consider using streets other than Rhode Island and DeHaro. 

Chairman Flynn asked staff to discuss at a future meeting what prompted the movement of these 
lines in the first place, costs, and staffs comments on the suggestions expressed by the public. 
He asked that any new plan include a cost comparison with the current plan. He added that the 
current plan was good but it had some holes in it. He also mentioned the 19 line in Potrero Hill. 

10. Ratifying and approving actions taken to date and approving an emergency contract for the 
design and repair of the Montgomery Substation ductbank and installation of power feeders. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-036 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to execute professional service agreement, Contract No. CS-124, 
As-needed Professional Engineering Services, with Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, 
Inc., for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and a term not to exceed three years. 

No public comment. 

Director Bourgart recused himself from voting due to a conflict of interest. 

RESOLUTION 00-037 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

RECUSED - Bourgart 

12. Approving the issuance of a two-week transit pass for use by registered transit professionals 
and other attendees of the American Public Transportation Association Annual Roadeo and 
Conference to be held in San Francisco in September, 2000, at no cost. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-038 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

ft P$uwn^ 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 554-9510. 



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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 



TUESDAY, ^APRIL 18, 2000 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



THE BOARD MEETING FOR TUESDAY, 

APRIL 18 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25. 



IT WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD OF 
SUPERVISORS COMMITTEE ROOM 263 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR - 7 2X0 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY^APRIL 25, 2000 

ROOM 26frCITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 Q 2G00 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 






401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Rachel Arnstine O'Hara, Clerk of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 
She can be reached by calling (415) 554-6083, fax (415) 554-6177, by e-mail at 
Rachel_ArnstineO'Hara@www.ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
362, San Francisco, CA 94102. 



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4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Kim & Demosthenes Kazanas vs CCSF, Superior Ct. #992-108 in the amount of $195,000 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU-Local 250-A 
SEKJ Local 790 

To discuss: 



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Wages 



\/ Hours 



/ Benefits 



t/ Working Conditions 
V~ Other 



ADJOURN 



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5:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-April 4, 2000 Regular Meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Review of Service Critical designations 
-Overview of the Accessible Services Program 
-Ongoing Muni activities 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 

and considered as a separate item. 

(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



Rosalinda Domingo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0002276 in the amount of $5,800 
Timothy Durnin vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0002807 in the amount of $7,009.86 
Margarita Kupper vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #9904285 in the amount of $8,500 
Grace Gui Hua Li Tsang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd, #165534 in the amount of $1 1,000 
Li Ling Cai vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #9803645 in the amount of $12,000 
Jennifer Smith vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #997-696 in the amount of $15,000 
Xiu Lian Zhu vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #306206 in the amount of $17,000 
Jack & Maxine Friedman vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #993349 in the amount of $40,000 

(8.2) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART to effect the FY2000 
payment from BART for FY 2000 feeder bus service to BART stations to encourage the 
use of regional public transit in the amount of $2,175,648. 

(8.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR- 

1 132, Muni MetroEast Soil Improvement Contract, contingent on receipt of the Final Approval 
from the Federal Transit Administration on entry into Final Design activities for Muni's Third 
Street Light Rail Transit Program. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Discussion of the San Francisco Municipal Railway FY 2000/2001 budget and a public 
hearing on planned service improvements and changes on the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42E- 
Townsend, 42W-Van Ness, 47-Van Ness and N-Owl lines. 

10. Authorizing Contract Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1179, Woods Facility Re- 
Roofing, with Pioneer Roofing Organization by $230,000 to increase the total amount to 

$1 , 101 ,937 and to extend the time of completion by 220 calendar days to July 31 , 2000. 

11. Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $95,894,389 in federal CMAQ, 
STP, and Section 5307 capital assistance for the following projects: Accessible Van/Debit Card; 
Cable Car Vehicle Rehabilitation; Capitalized Maintenance; Downtown Ferry Terminal; F- 
Market-Embarcadero Streetcar Service; Geneva Office Building; Historic Vehicle Program; 
Light Rail Vehicle Purchase; Motor Coach Purchase; Muni Metro Accessible Improvements; 
Rail Replacement; Trolley Coach Purchase; Trolley Overhead Reconstruction; Woods 
Division Renovation. 

12. Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract CS-131, As- 
needed Professional Transportation System Safety Consulting Services and negotiate a contract 
with the highest ranking consultant for a period of up to three years in an amount not to exceed 
$700,000. 

ADJOURN 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

„ Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




MINUTES 



TUESDAY^PRIL 25, 2000 

ROOM 40CT, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY | 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

The closed session was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 4:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director 

Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 

Pat Mahoney, Deputy City Attorney 

Larry Williams, Deputy General Manager, HR/LR/EEO 

Laura Spanjian, Special Assistant to the Executive Director 

Joanne Hoeper, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Lim, Vaughns - 
absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



Kim & Demosthenes Kazanas vs CCSF, Superior Ct. #992-108 in the amount of $195,000 
RESOLUTION 00-039 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros and Flynn 

ABSENT - Lim and Vaughns 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU-Local 250-A 
SEIU Local 790 

To discuss: 

Wages 

Hours 

Benefits 

Working Conditions 

Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 5:08 p.m. 



5:00 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 5:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

Director Casey stated that in the future, he would recuse himself from participating in the 
Mission-Steuart Hotel matter. 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 4, 2000 Regular Meeting as amended: 
unanimously approved. 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Kazanas case with 
the city attorney. The board unanimously recommended settlement to the Board of 
Supervisors. The board also met for a conference with the labor negotiator, Larry Williams, 
to discuss the SEIU and TWU-250A negotiations. There was no action taken. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

At the request of Chairman Flynn, Robert Bryan responded to questions that have been inferred 
as to whether the board should establish the citizens advisory council at this time. He stated that 
Prop. E does not authorize this action until July 1, 2000 when the full provisions go into effect. 



Vice Chairman Lim asked to see the type of commendation for people who worked on the 
ballpark service. She noted that everyone was out there that day and she wants to see how we 
can give them proper commendation. (Chairman Flynn referred the request to Michael Burns 
for appropriate commendation.) 

6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Review of Service Critical designations 
-Overview of the Accessible Services Program 
-Ongoing Muni activities 

Executive Director Burns requested postponement of service critical designations to the May 2 
MTA meeting. 

Burns thanked Muni employees, the Department of Parking and Traffic, the San Francisco Police 
Department, the Giants, and other transit agencies for the successful ballpark service and 
especially recognized Peter Straus for quarterbacking the effort. 

Following the presentation on the Accessible Services Program, Director Bourgart suggested 
staff investigate how clients can place an order for rides through e-mail or via our website. 

7. Public Comment 

Ernestine Weiss appreciates the effort on the ballpark and wishes Muni would put the same effort 
into running day to day service. She is frustrated that things aren't fixed and finds it unacceptable. 

Norman Rolfe asked about the legalities and practicalities of having the CAC start before July 1. 
(Chairman Flynn noted that there were no restrictions.) 

Andrew Sullivan said there was much to be discussed between now and July 1 and there is no 
language in Prop. E which forbids meeting before July 1 as long as members have been 
appointed. 

Michael Kwok discussed service problems over the St. Patrick's day weekend on the 15-Third 
line with drivers not pulling to the curb and the wheelchair lift being inoperable. The driver was 
forced to call the Fire Department so Mr. Kwok could exit the bus. (Chairman Flynn asked Lou 
Johnson to look into the matter and see if he could get resolution.) 

Chairman Flynn asked Lou Johnson to respond to the issues raised by Ms. Weiss at the last 
meeting. Mr. Johnson stated that a bus had been disabled while in service and Ms. Weiss caught 
the following bus. The operator has been identified and a passenger report had been filed. Mr. 
Johnson indicated that Ms. Weiss was satisfied with the actions taken by the department. 



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THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 
and considered as a separate item. 

(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Rosalinda Domingo vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0002276 in the amount of $5,800 
Timothy Durnin vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0002807 in the amount of $7,009.86 
Margarita Kupper vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #9904285 in the amount of $8,500 
Grace Gui Hua Li Tsang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd, #165534 in the amount of $1 1,000 
Li Ling Cai vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #9803645 in the amount of $12,000 
Jennifer Smith vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #997-696 in the amount of $15,000 
Xiu Lian Zhu vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #306206 in the amount of $17,000 
Jack & Maxine Friedman vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #993349 in the amount of $40,000 

RESOLUTION 00-040 

(8.2) Authorizing the Director to execute an agreement with BART to effect the FY2000 
payment from BART for FY 2000 feeder bus service to BART stations to encourage the 
use of regional public transit in the amount of $2,175,648. 

RESOLUTION 00-041 

(8.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR- 

1 132, Muni MetroEast Soil Improvement Contract, contingent on receipt of the Final Approval 
from the Federal Transit Administration on entry into Final Design activities for Muni's Third 
Street Light Rail Transit Program. 

RESOLUTION 00-042 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Discussion of the San Francisco Municipal Railway FY 2000/2001 budget and a public 
hearing on planned service improvements and changes on the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42E- 
Townsend, 42W-Van Ness, 47-Van Ness and N-Owl lines. 

Duncan Watry reviewed the current SOMA plan and provided Muni's response to comments the 
board received at the last meeting. Michael Burns discussed additional funding for the second 
part of the plan and indicated that said funding hadn't yet been identified but they are continuing 
efforts to resolve it. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Julian Low acknowledged Mr. Burns for quick development of a plan to provide service based 
on a request made by Supervisor Katz. The supervisor is interested in finding ways to improve 
transit service for workers and this plan accomplishes that and is responsive to the community's 
needs. 

Carrie Dipman, Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative, wondered why Treasure 
Island hadn't been included in the SOMA plans since it is part of that district. She discussed the 
need for additional buses, increased hours and for buses to stop mid-way on Mcalla St. on Yerba 
Buena Island. (Executive Director Burns said Treasure Island had contacted him and Muni is 
working on a plan to provide additional services.) 

Gabriel Metcalf, Deputy Director, SPUR, expressed strong support for the proposed service 
changes. 

Albert Thompson is concerned about the current plan and suggested that the board use its 
resources in other parts of the city. He waited for four 38-Geary buses before he could board. 

Beverly Bramlett, Mission Agenda, has concerns about overcrowding on the 47-Van Ness line. 
He added that the 26-Valencia doesn't come often and asked that bus stops have maps that show 
pick-up times. She also thinks disabled, elderly and poor people should ride for free. 
(Chairman Flynn asked staff to look at running times for the 26-Valencia and report back to the 
board.) 

Chris Daly, Mission Agenda said that there had been service shortcomings in the neighborhoods 
for a long time and is disconcerted to see changes now when they've needed expanded service 
for much longer. He asked that plans be made around people's needs rather than the needs of 
real estate development. 



Marie Jones applauded the board for the timely plan. She empathizes with people who have 
needed this service for a long time. She added that bus lines don't serve businesses but serve the 
people who work at those businesses. 

Kit Morris expressed disappointment in staffs suggestions about the 42E. She noted low 
ridership on the 19-Polk off-peak and suggested electrification of the 42 on Potrero Hill. 

Michael Sidnor lives in SOMA and commended Mr. Burns and staff for the plan. He thinks it's 
about time that Folsom and Harrison were served. He suggested that the 19-Polk change be 
moved faster to make the 7 th Street corridor viable. 

Michael Kwok has seen many changes over past few years and wonders why there aren't more 
accessible buses on major streets like Van Ness? He supports the SOMA plan. 

Tony Wessling thanked the board, the general manager and staff for their hard work. He 
supports the overall SOMA plan although the plan does fall short in connectivity between 
important areas. He urged that the 12 be made into a real line with shorter headways. 

Jim Haas, Chair, South Beach-Rincon Point South Beach CAC, offered congratulations on the 
ballpark service, as the neighborhood hasn't been significantly affected. He urged adoption of the 
plan and suggested that work continue to develop more transit opportunities for the area. He 
would like to see plans for extending the E-line to the ballpark by mid- June. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni is pleased to see the detailed report. He likes the 9-San Bruno 
extension to SF General and the improved accessibility of SFGH to downtown. While he has 
some concerns about the 42 loop through service he thinks the plan does begin to provide useful 
transit. 

Michael Rush, Muni rider, suggested improvements to the 53-Southern Heights such as 
extending it to the park and rerouting it to 18* and Connecticut. 

Jason Honig has noticed that the 42 line has improved over the last few years. He asked that 
Muni use the old seat standards. He suggested an underground line along Van Ness or Fillmore. 

10. Authorizing Contract Modification No. 2 to Contract No. MR-1179, Woods Facility Re- 
Roofing, with Pioneer Roofing Organization by $230,000 to increase the total amount to 
$1,101,937 and to extend the time of completion by 220 calendar days to July 31, 2000. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-043 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

11. Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $95,894,389 in federal CMAQ, 
STP, and Section 5307 capital assistance for the following projects: Accessible Van/Debit Card; 
Cable Car Vehicle Rehabilitation; Capitalized Maintenance; Downtown Ferry Terminal; F- 
Market-Embarcadero Streetcar Service; Geneva Office Building; Historic Vehicle Program; 
Light Rail Vehicle Purchase; Motor Coach Purchase; Muni Metro Accessible Improvements; 
Rail Replacement; Trolley Coach Purchase; Trolley Overhead Reconstruction; Woods 
Division Renovation. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-044 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

12. Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract CS-131, As- 
needed Professional Transportation System Safety Consulting Services and negotiate a contract 
with the highest-ranking consultant for a period of up to three years in an amount not to exceed 
$700,000. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-045 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

Chairman Flynn acknowledged Executive Director Burns for his first year at Muni. He offered 
congratulations and stated that Burns has brought us a long way in a year. The public sees it and 
he hears people throughout city say that we're doing better. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY JVL4Y 2, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:30 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 2 6 2£ 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42^Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Rachel Arnstine O'Hara, Clerk of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 
She can be reached by calling (415) 554-6083, fax (415) 554-6177, by e-mail at 
Rachel_ArnstineO 'Hara@www.ci.sf.ca.us, or in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 
362, San Francisco, CA 94102. 



4:30 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Vincent Bigiolli & Regina Estella vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #999-512, in the amount of $250,000 

ADJOURN 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Board of Supervisors Legislative Update 

-Ongoing Muni activities 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

8. Authorizing the Director to submit the FY2001 Gross Operating Budget to the Mayor; 
certifying that the budget is adequate to make progress towards meeting the performance 
standards and approving the changes to service in the South of Market Area consisting of 
changes to the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42-Van Ness, 47-Van Ness and Metro Service. 

9. Informational presentation on the Ambassador and Friends of Muni Program. 

10. Authorizing the Director to execute the Agreement of Assumption and Guarantee of Workers' 
Compensation Liabilities. 

11. Presentation of the Open Meeting Requirements including the Sunshine Ordinance and Brown 
Act. 

ADJOURN 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 



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.MINUTES 



TUESDAY,,MAY 2, 2000 

ROOM 400,TJITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:30 P.M. 

REGULAR SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
8(415)554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



4:30 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

The closed session was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 4:35 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director 

Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 

Lou Johnson, Assistant Chief Operations Officer 

Joanne Hoeper, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Lim, Casey, 
Cisneros-absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Vincent Bigiolli & Regina Estella vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #999-512, in the amount of $250,000 

ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:51 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Flynn at 5:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

There were no minutes presented to the board for approval. 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Bigiolli & Estella 
vs. CCSF case with the city attorney. There was no action taken. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Chairman Flynn announced that service critical designations would not be discussed at the 
meeting despite the announcement at the April 25 board meeting. He stated that the item 
would be scheduled for the May 16 meeting. 

6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Board of Supervisors Legislative Update 

-Ongoing Muni activities 

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Director Burns presented special recognition awards to Joyce Garay and Pat Pirone as two key 
staff members involved in providing PacBell Park service. Both Ms. Garay and Mr. Pirone 
acknowledged the team effort involved. Chairman Flynn expressed the board's appreciation for 
their work. 

Mr. Burns announced that the Neoplan buses are starting to arrive and will continue throughout 
the year. These buses will replace the rolling stock. He also reviewed the results of the 
Controller's Citizen Survey that shows solid improvement in service over the past year. He 
noted that more than half of the respondents ride Muni at a minimum of several times per week. 

7. Public Comment 

Marya Pezzano, Yerba Buena Island raised a few issues about Treasure Island service. She 
requested a stop on McAlla road near the apartments and asked that the buses run more 
frequently. 

Alexander Clemens, a TI resident, raised a safety issue with standees when the bus is on the 
freeway. He urged quick action due to the possibility of catastrophic results in the event of an 
accident. 

Carrie Dipman suggested an agenda item for the May 16 meeting to discuss potential service for 
Treasure Island as there's great need. She asked for quick access to services for people with 
disabilities or who are mobility impaired. 

Joan Rummelsburg, Treasure Island Development Authority, advocated for additional service for 
the Island. She understands there is a plan for more service but would like details about what it 
entails. The buses are overflowing during peak periods and their community is growing. 

J.B. Green, a resident on Treasure Island commented on the various activities on the island and 
the expectation of growth. He requested three buses on the route and for the buses to start 
earlier and run later each day. 

(Exec. Director Burns said a plan is set for increased service in mid- June and he's been working 
closely with TI management and various advocacy groups. Chairman Flynn asked Lou Johnson 
to respond to the issues raised at the next board meeting. Director Bourgart asked staff to 
consider projected population growth when discussing the frequency of service, capacity and 
location of stops on Treasure Island.) 

David Pilpel reminded the board about the need for timetables. He also mentioned Section 
8A.1 1 1 of Prop. E. that gives the board the authority to establish the Citizens Advisory Council. 
He also asked about the chairman's request for discussion about establishing board committees. 
(Chairman Flynn stated that he had canceled that discussion.) 



Ernestine Weiss requested that Alan Brown, Operator #2206 be put in charge of training as he is 
cheerful, entertaining and he calls all stops. She would like to see buses given a dedicated lane 
so commuters could get to work faster. She was frustrated over the weekend with the lack of 
passenger notification for a route change due to construction. 

Lawanna Preston, SEIU 790, spoke about the department's request to make certain 
classifications "service-critical". She happily announced an agreement between SEIU and the 
department and while there are still outstanding issues, it's a positive first start. She hopes the 
Board will vote to approve the list. 

David Williams, 790 Social Workers, received a letter about the "service-critical" designations 
but hasn't met with the department. He requested a meeting prior to taking any action. 

Babette Drefke talked about missing service on the 19-PoUk between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on 
Monday, May 1 and between 12:30 and 1 :00 on May 2. (Chairman Flynn asked staff to report to 
the board.) 

Ray Antonio, TWU-250A is aware there is a need for additional service on Treasure Island and 
on June 12, a new bus will be put on the line thereby cutting the headway to 20 minutes. He 
offered his congratulations to the inspectors for successful ballpark service but added that the 
operators who provided the service deserve acknowledgement. 

Norman Rolfe suggested the board revisit the estimate used in determining the Transit Impact 
Development Fee and suggest an adjustment to the Board of Supervisors. 

John Lee discussed a newspaper article about expected revenues from the 5 th & Mission garage 
and suggested that Muni look at how the Transit Impact Development Fee impacts the city. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

8. Authorizing the Director to submit the FY2001 Gross Operating Budget to the Mayor; 
certifying that the budget is adequate to make progress towards meeting the performance 
standards and approving the changes to service in the South of Market Area consisting of 
changes to the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42-Van Ness, 47-Van Ness and Metro Service. 

The executive director announced that the controller has certified use of TIDF funds for 
expanded SOMA service. The staff recommendation will include the additional 9-San Bruno 
service. The board will be asked to approve the budget at the May 16 meeting. 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the line item detail of the budget is difficult to follow and is without clear 
explanation of programs and staffing. He thinks it will be difficult for the board to certify that 
the budget is adequate to make progress on the service standards. Increased use of TIDF funds 
isn't prudent. 

Ellen Murray, a Muni operator, stated that abandoning the 47 is a mistake and proposed 
additional service on Van Ness. She supports extending the 47 line to Potrero. 

Ron Mitchell, Potrero Operator, reiterated that 47-Van Ness service is very important as it is a 
vital part of the grid system. He suggested extending the run to Potrero and increasing service. 

9. Informational presentation on the Ambassador and Friends of Muni Program. 

Larry Martin, Danny Beagle and Gayle Orr Smith reviewed various aspects of the Ambassador 
and Friends of Muni Program. David Binder spoke about the methods used to gather the survey 
data. 

Roger Capalose, an 18-year motor coach operator out of Kirkland thinks that any investment 
made in this program is money well spent. 

Ron Mitchell, Muni Operator stated that the program helped him deal with stress he didn't know 
he had and he realized what it is to be out there and how to deal with his job better. He thinks the 
program is especially important for rookies. 

Annie Wallford thinks the Ambassador class was really great and by meeting other Muni 
employees, you gain a better understanding of what they go through. 

Ashell Parker, an operator from the Flynn Division, is honored to participate in the seminar. It's 
the best thing he has encountered and thinks that everyone needs to participate. 

Director Lim asked that the board be notified of future sessions so they can attend. 

Director Casey commended management and labor for their effort and suggested that top senior 
managers be involved in the program. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel asked if the survey data was from 2000 or 1999 and hopes that budget information 
is available. 

Ernestine Weiss wondered which lines were surveyed. 



10. Authorizing the Director to execute the Agreement of Assumption and Guarantee of Workers' 
Compensation Liabilities. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-04? 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

1 1 . Presentation of the Open Meeting Requirements including the Sunshine Ordinance and 
Brown Act. 

Dorji Roberts from the city attorney's office reviewed the various public record laws including 
the Sunshine Ordinance and the Brown Act. He cautioned the board about seriatim meetings. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel former Sunshine Ordinance Task Force member said he has had no problems with 
regard to sunshine laws in the past but asked that an additional person be designated to respond 
to the public's request for board records when the board secretary is unavailable. He noted that 
city departments are in the process of creating a record retention schedule and Muni's schedule 
would be before the board for action. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2000 

ROOM 400,'CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY t 1 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Madeline Harris vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court Case # C972546WHA, in the amount of 
$100,000 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU-Local 250-A 
SEIU Local 790 

To discuss: 

V Wages 
/ Hours 

V Benefits 

/ Working Conditions 
/ Other 



ADJOURN 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-April 25 and May 2 Regular Meetings 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-EEO Status report 
-Treasure Island Service 
-Ongoing Muni activities 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 

and considered as a separate item. 



(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Ernest Yezdan vs. CCSF, Municipal Ct. #769832 in the amount of $5,170 

Cesar Ascarrunz & Jerry Silas vs. CCSF, Superior Ct #994854, 994855 in the amount of $6,000 

Mary Sonnier vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. #163872 in the amount of $6,268.78 

Anh Mo La vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #97B12212 in .the amount of $9,000 

Shikiira Kelly vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #304027 in the amount of $20,000 

David Newmark vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #999337 in the amount of $24,500 

Barbara Prather vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99T01091 in the amount of $70,000 

(8.2) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR-1 125, 
N, L and J Lines Rail Replacement Project. 

(8.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 168, F-Market Streetcar Line Extension: Fremont Street to 
Steuart Street, approving Contract Modification #2 for a reduction to contract amount by 
$477,334.15 with an additional 67 calendar days, approving the final contract amount of 
$7,866,557.85, and authorizing the release of final retention to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. 

(8.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 177, California Street Cable Car Blind Channel 
Reconstruction Project; approving the final contract amount of $553,723.66, and authorizing the 
release of final retention in the amount of $3,003.05 to Stacy and Witbeck. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Authorizing the Executive Director to submit the FY2001 Gross Operating Budget to the 
Mayor; certifying that the budget is adequate to make progress towards meeting the performance 
standards and approving the changes to service in the South of Market Area consisting of 
changes to the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42-Van Ness, 47-VanNess and Metro Service. 

10. Authorizing the Executive Director to designate civil service classifications identified as 
"service-critical" pursuant to Prop. E. 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of service standards and performance milestones 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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^MINUTES 



TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
®(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors 
May 16,2000 

4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Mike Casey 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Jill Sprague, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy G.M., HR/LR/EEO 
Laura Spanjian, Executive Assistant to the Director 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey-absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



Madeline Hams vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court Case # C972546WHA, in the amount of 
$100,000 

RESOLUTION 00-047 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Casey 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU-Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:47 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 25 and May 2 Regular Meetings: unanimously 
approved. 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Harris vs. CCSF with 
the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to recommend settlement of the case to the 
Board of Supervisors. The board also met with their labor negotiator to discuss the TWU- 
250A contract. There was no action taken. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

The board secretary announced that Item 11, the discussion of service standards and 
performance milestones would be continued to the June 6 meeting at the request of staff. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Bourgart read part of a transcript from an interview with Larry Baer, President of the 
San Francisco Giants on the Gary Radnich show. Mr. Baer stated that in recognition of the 
tremendous effort to provide public transportation by Muni, Michael Burns threw out the first 
pitch at a ball game. 

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6. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-EEO Status report 
-Treasure Island Service 
-Ongoing Muni activities 

Director Bums introduced Andre Boursse as the new Contract Compliance Officer at Muni. Mr. 
Boursse has spent 15 years in public transportation, many of them working with compliance 
issues. Bums announced that over 140 additional buses will be on hand for Bay to Breakers on 
Sunday as well as Muni's service quality teams. He also noted that both he and Laura Spanjian 
rode their bikes to work in support of alternative forms of transportation. All new trolleys and 
diesel buses will have bike racks as standard equipment and 60 articulated trolleys would be 
retrofitted with racks. 

Peter Straus reviewed current service on Treasure Island and the proposed increase in service 
starting June 10. One bus will be added during an extended a.m. and p.m. peak period resulting 
in 10-minute runs. Muni staff is meeting with the T.I. Authority to discuss future changes to the 
route and schedule structure. Chairman Flynn hopes staff will carefully monitor T.I. service, as 
one missed run will cause major service problems. 

7. Public Comment 

Alex Clemens is impressed with the alacrity of response for an alternative plan for Treasure 
Island. 

David Pilpel asked if space could be provided so appointees to the Citizens Advisory Council 
could meet. He continues to be concerned about the use of TIDF fees and the absence of any 
analysis to determine eligibility of funding. He urged further review. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that F-line operators want more running time and traffic management. 
She asked that ballpark shuttles be moved off Second Street as they hold up buses on Market. 
She also suggested we train drivers about San Francisco's tourist places and noted that nothing 
has been done about news racks or painting of curbs. 

Helen Kwan referred to a letter she faxed to the general manager and the board about having to 
wait over an hour to catch a 9-AX bus home during the p.m. peak. (Chairman Flynn asked Lou 
Johnson to look at headways and running times on the 9-AX line and to report back to the board 
at the next meeting.) 

Andrew Sullivan is pleased to hear about bike racks and suggested allowing bikes on the bus if 
the racks are full. He strongly supports expanding the POP program to various routes and asked 
fare inspectors to be more lenient. He asked to discuss service standards with staff prior to 
presentation to the MTA board. 



Martina Gillis would like to see about getting fast passes for poor San Franciscans. She 
suggested exemptions for childcare, elder care or for cases of domestic violence, as it would save 
a lot of money for the city. (Chairman Flymi stated that the board is not permitted to give fast 
passes and asked her to speak with him after the meeting.) 

Tracey Faulkner asked the board for help in getting in touch with the people would could give 
fast passes to low-income people. She sees lots of moms on welfare trying to get on their feet 
and this would make a big difference. 

Babette Drefke thanked Lou Johnson for investigating the service problems on the 19-Polk. She 
suggested an alternative plan for the 19-Polk line. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 
and considered as a separate item. 

(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Ernest Yezdan vs. CCSF, Municipal Ct. #769832 in the amount of $5,170 

Cesar Ascarrunz & Jerry Silas vs. CCSF, Superior Ct #994854, 994855 in the amount of $6,000 

Mary Sonnier vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. #163872 in the amount of $6,268.78 

Anh Mo La vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #97B12212 in the amount of $9,000 

Shikiira Kelly vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #304027 in the amount of $20,000 

David Newmark vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #999337 in the amount of $24,500 

Barbara Prather vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99T01091 in the amount of $70,000 

RESOLUTION 00-048 

(8.2) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR-1 125, 
N, L and J Lines Rail Replacement Project. 



The item was severed at the request of a member of the public. 






PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Edward Mason asked how this contract was different than the one let 20 years ago, as he would 
not like Muni to repeat the mistakes they made then. He asked to see the contract specifications. 
(Director Bums extended an offer to Mr. Mason to review the scope of services.) 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

RESOLUTION 00-049 

(8.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 168, F-Market Streetcar Line Extension: Fremont Street to 
Steuart Street, approving Contract Modification #2 for a reduction to contract amount by 
$477,334.15 with an additional 67 calendar days, approving the final contract amount of 
$7,866,557.85, and authorizing the release of final retention to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. 

RESOLUTION 00-050 

(8.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 177, California Street Cable Car Blind Channel 
Reconstruction Project; approving the final contract amount of $553,723.66, and authorizing the 
release of final retention in the amount of $3,003.05 to Stacy and Witbeck. 

RESOLUTION 00-051 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 8.2 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Authorizing the Executive Director to submit the FY2001 Gross Operating Budget to the 
Mayor; certifying that the budget is adequate to make progress towards meeting the performance 
standards and approving the changes to service in the South of Market Area consisting of 
changes to the 12-Folsom, 19-Polk, 42- Van Ness, 47-Van Ness and Metro Service. 

Director Burns stated that the Controller had certified the use of TIDF funds. He is committed to 
providing service to Potrero Hill and needs time to work out a plan. He recommends the SOMA 
service plan as presented and will report back to the board prior to implementing any changes. 
He plans to closely monitor service on the 9, 42 and 49 lines and if service doesn't prove to be 
adequate he will return to the board. 

Director Casey asked for a formal review of SOMA service 90 to 120 days after implementation. 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Jim Chappel commented that much testimony had already been given, with many in support of 
the plan. It's always possible to argue over details. He recommended adoption of the plan. 

Alex Clemens supports the existing plan. 

Kit Morris supports the overall plan but opposes rerouting over Potrero Hill, as it's a duplication 
of the 19-Polkline. 

Jim Mathias supports expanded service from Potrero Hill to the Financial District. 

Cathy Widner, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, expressed the business community's 
support for the plan. 

Garth Phillips is not opposed to the SOMA service but pointed out over 300 signed petitions 
from residents of neighborhoods most affected by the service. He read a letter from a neighbor 
who strongly protests extending the 42-E as it will exacerbate noise and fumes. 

Andrew Sullivan suggests there may be value in doing less. He agrees with the proposal in a 
number of ways such as extending the Metro and moving the 12 to Harrison. 

Michael Hicks isn't entirely happy with the plan but would like to see it passed. He noted that 
there is a plan for electrification of 42E line in the future that would mitigate noise. 

Corinne Woods, Mission Bay CAC, said she would be back asking for more service. This plan 
is a great start towards giving Potrero Hill and SOMA more service and it's important to look at 
electrification of the 19 and 42 lines as soon as possible. She urged passage of the plan. 

Peter Euteneven agrees that additional SOMA service is needed. He would not like to see more 
buses on Rhode Island because the noise, soot and fumes disturb residents. He suggested that 
sections of Potrero Hill further east need additional service. 

Anita Hill, Yerba Buena Alliance, urged passage of the plan as the process has been going on for 
over a year and service is really needed. 

Lisa Jeko didn't know of Muni's plans until a week ago. She thinks an increase in service is 
unacceptable given the last minute notice to neighbors. 

Beryl Magilavy urged adoption of the SOMA changes as there is no other way to get to work and 
driving is the primary cause of pollution and global warming. 

Joan Downey, Rescue Muni, is concerned about passing the budget without a discussion of the 
service standards. She suggested the matter be continued to the next meeting. 

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David Pilpel thinks the high-level budget summary is inadequate and a departure from past 
practice. He presented an alternative plan that takes the concerns of Potrero Hill residents into 
account. He takes exception to how the TIDF figures are calculated and recommended consistent 
methodology. 

Alistair MacTaggart has concerns about the 42-E extension as he only heard about it the week 
before. He urged adoption of the plan without the 42-E extension, as it's a quality of life issue 
for an enormous number of people. 

Ray Antonio, TWU Local 25 OA reiterated his request to restore the 47-Van Ness to its' prior 
route. He thinks that adding buses to the 49 is over serving that line and additional service on the 
9 won't be sufficient. He asked the board to review the service changes after they go into effect. 
He also asked the board to fully fund the Ambassador/Friends of Muni/Employee assistance 
program by adding $600,000. 

Michael Murphy voiced his concerns about the 42-E route change and the impact on residents. 
When buses are on Rhode Island the noise is deafening. He suggested adding the service onto 
Arkansas St., as it's a more densely populated part of the hill. 

Norman Rolfe urged the board to proceed with the plan because it improves service in the areas 
that need it. 

Ron Mitchell, Muni Operator from the Potrero division said that in years past Muni had tried to 
implement changes to the 9 but it didn't work. He said the proposed changes would result in 
stacks of people at Market and 1 1 th waiting for a bus that will be too packed to pick them up. He 
urged extending the 47 to the hospital. 

Peter Villancourt noted that the noise on Rhode Island is phenomenal but he is more concerned 
about the soot as it's highly carcinogenic. 

Allison Bailes is a resident on Rhode Island and is surprised to see that service downtown is so 
bad. She rode the 19-Polk and got downtown in 15 minutes. She added that the bus noise 
sounds like a bomb going off outside her house. 

Bill Sorenson commended the director and staff for their responsiveness to neighborhood 
concerns. He urged staff to put the plan in gear but prior to implementation Muni should have an 
open dialogue to see if there are alternatives. 

Lou Water, a 35-year resident of Rhode Island, has lived with the 19 line for years. His house is 
filthy from the soot and the nonstop noise. He thinks there are very few people who live on 
Rhode Island who actually support this plan and suggests more thought be put into the plan. 



Director Bums recommended that the current service plan be approved with a continued 
commitment to work with Potrero Hill residents to meet their service needs and to address the 
issues raised. 

Director Casey asked if staff could have a timetable ready for the next meeting so the board 
would know what the plan for addressing these issues would be. He wouldn't like to have this 
matter brought back to the board in December. In addition he'd like the report to include a 
discussion of various alternatives, the costs and a discussion about electrification of those lines. 
Michael Bums said he would bring the plan back, if not by the next board meeting, then by the 
June 20 meeting. 

Director Vaughns stated that it was appropriate to move forward with the budget with a proviso 
that addressed the concerns expressed by her colleagues as the board had little choice if the item 
was to go to Mayor the following day. 

Director Bourgart agreed with Director Casey about the need to hear possible alternatives 
especially around the Rhode Island and DeHaro issues. He said the current plan is a good step 
forward. He moved that the board adopt the budget with the proviso that staff return with 
options and an analysis regarding the DeHaro and Rhode Island issues so the board has the 
opportunity to amend the plan prior to implementation. 

Chairman Flynn stated that Director Bourgart's motion was an amendment of the board 
resolution. Bourgart's motion to amend was unanimously approved. 

Director Casey moved that the budget be adopted with the addition of $600,000 for the 
Ambassador, Friends of Muni, Employee Assistance Program and that staff report to the board 
90 to 120 days following implementation. 

Director Bourgart stated that he's not comfortable adding money without knowing where it was 
coming from. 

RESOLUTION 00-052 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

NAYES - Bourgart, Cisneros 

10. Authorizing the Executive Director to designate civil service classifications identified as 
"service-critical" pursuant to Prop. E. 

Director Black recused herself from the item. 



Larry Williams stated that he had met with affected unions and had resolved any disagreements. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel asked about changes in the budget that change the number of classifications. He also 
wondered about what happens when positions are temporarily exchanged with other classes. 

RESOLUTION 00-053 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

RECUSED - Black 

11. Presentation and discussion of service standards and performance milestones. 

The item was continued to the June 6 meeting. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



TUESDAYJUNE 6, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



JUN - 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

MikeCasey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Stephen Richardson vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C97-3491 in the amount of $202,500 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU-Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-May 16, 2000 Regular meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Quarterly Report of Key Capital Projects 
-Proof of Payment System Implementation 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 

and considered as a separate item. 



(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Xian Gu Zeng vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98T1 1901 in the amount of $45,000 

(8.2) Accepting Contract No. CS-434, Insurance Brokerage Services, approving the reduction 
of $160,050.16 to a final contract amount of $1,333,358.84, and authorizing that the contract 
be closed with no further payment to Sedgwick/Carrie/Leong JV. 

(8.3) Establishing the Citizens Advisory Council as of July 1, 2000 When the full provisions of 
Proposition E shall be applicable. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Adopting amendments to the performance measures of Proposition E (adopted November 2, 
1999), Section 4, Performance Measures and adopting the performance standards and milestones 
required by Proposition E. 

10. Authorizing the Director to issue an Information Memorandum for the purpose of seeking 
bids from potential investors interested in participating in a Leveraged Lease financing. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
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TUESDAY 5< JUNE 6, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 






BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
J UN I 5 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flymi called the closed session to order at 4:06 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Andre Boursse, Contract Compliance Officer 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Audrey Williams, Deputy City Attorney 
Laura Spanjian, Executive Assistant to the Director 
Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services 
Michael Lewis, Department Personnel Officer 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (absent-Casey). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



Stephen Richardson vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C97-3491 in the amount of $202,500 

The item was unanimously continued to the meeting of June 20. 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU-Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 5:04 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order by at 5:09 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2000 Regular meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Richardson vs. CCSF 
with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to continue the case to the June 20 
meeting. The board also met with their labor negotiator to discuss the TWU-250A contract. 
There was no action taken. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Lim, referring to a letter from Francisco Middle School, asked the director to clarify the 
school's request for a dedicated bus. Director Burns stated that Muni is working with the 
the school district to supplement existing service but it is a violation to provide special service. 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 
-Special Recognition Award 



-Quarterly Report of Key Capital Projects 
-Proof of Payment System Implementation 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

The special recognition award was presented to Mary Travis Allen for meeting daily revenue 
demands, her customer service skills and the smooth revenue operation during Bay to Breakers 
and the ballpark service. Chairman Flynn thanked Ms. Allen on behalf of the board. 

In response to the presentation on expanding the Proof of Payment program to all Metro lines, 
Director Bourgart suggested using larger print and fewer words for car cards as they are easier to 
read and are better at getting rider's attention. 

Chairman Flynn asked for a report in six months about POP including the number of citations 
issued by line and a comparison of fares to pre-POP revenue on those lines. 

7. Public Comment 

Judy Aspen has questions about the POP system. She is concerned that people don't read the 
signs and suggested that using large print might catch the passenger's eye. She suggested using 
the public service system to inform people about POP. 

David Pilpel fully supports the Proof of Payment system. He urged staff not to improperly 
penalize people and suggested using inspectors during all hours of metro operation. 

Ernestine Weiss talked about an accident at Clay and Jones on May 26 when a woman was killed 
stepping into crosswalk by a truck making a right turn. She is concerned about the Department 
of Parking and Traffic's plan to open Davis St. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



Xian Gu Zeng vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #98T1 1901 in the amount of $45,000 
RESOLUTION 00-054 

(8.2) Accepting Contract No. CS-434, Insurance Brokerage Services, approving the reduction 
of $160,050. 16 to a final contract amount of $1,333,358.84, and authorizing that the contract 
be closed with no further payment to Sedgwick/Carrie/Leong JV. 

RESOLUTION 00-055 

(8.3) Establishing the Citizens Advisory Council as of July 1, 2000 when the full provisions of 
Proposition E shall be applicable. 

RESOLUTION 00-056 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Adopting amendments to the performance measures of Proposition E (adopted November 2, 
1999), Section 4, Performance Measures, and adopting the performance standards and milestones 
required by Proposition E. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that the CAC would review the performance measures several times. He 
suggested separating cable car data from the other modes. He thinks that the document lacks 
definition, methodology and documentation and that "Mean Distance Between Failure" and 
miles between road calls are different measures. 

Ernestine Weiss asked for standards for answering the phone at the Telephone Information 
Center because people can't wait for information. She inquired about maintenance standards for 
cut up seats as the drivers report it but the seats don't get fixed. She also asked for standards for 
news racks at bus stops because they prevent people from boarding the bus. 

Judy Aspen noted that passenger announcements on trains couldn't be heard and suggested that 
drivers turn off the air conditioning so the announcements can be heard. She also suggested that 
when operators are aware of an accident further along the line, that announcements are made so 
passengers can make alternate travel plans. 






Norman Rolfe talked about ways to improve scheduled service. One is to stretch the schedule 
and another is to remove the cause of delays. He urged the addition of more transit only lanes. 

10. Authorizing the Director to issue an Information Memorandum for the purpose of seeking 
bids from potential investors interested in participating in a Leveraged Lease financing. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-057 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 554-9510. 



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.NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2000 

ROOM 400,'CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:30 P.M. 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 






BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS OEPT. 
JUN f 5 2000 

SAN FRANC/SCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
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Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
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in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
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4:30 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Stephen Richardson vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C97-3491 in the amount of $212,500 

Vincent Bigiolli and Regina Estella vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 999512 in the amount of $162,500 

ADJOURN 






5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-June 6, 2000 Regular Meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Presentation of new technology applications 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(8.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Wilfred Taylor vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. S3D1670 in the amount of $5287.33 
William Smith vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 98S03921 in the amount of $6,000 
Phillip and Katherine Parkes vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 301291 in the amount of $6,250 
Margarita Ramos vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 98T107910 in the amount of $7,000 
Day Star Limousines vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 99T05352 in the amount of $8,990.05 
Patricia Kennelly vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 304049 in the amount of $10,000 
Marci Di Gino vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 98T13092 in the amount of $1 1,508.04 
Yolanda Birdsong vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 301508 in the amount of $12,000 
Patricia Radley vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. No. 165000 in the amount of $13,000 
Bernardo Supsup vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 305330 in the amount of $15,000 
Richard Sollenberger vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 994198 in the amount of $17,500 

(8.2) Canceling the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 
Tuesday, July 4, 2000. 

(Explanatory document includes a resolution.) 

(8.3) Approving Amendment No. 1 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between 
the City and Michael T. Bums to add $8,000 to Burns' annual salary instead of paying such 
amount to Burns' Salary Deferred Compensation Plan. 

(Explanatory document includes a resolution.) 

(8.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 1 12R, F-Line Fisherman's Wharf Loop: North Point to Jones 
and approving the final Contract Modification No. 5 to decrease the contract amount by 
$149,128, approving the final contract amount of $15,829,482, and authorizing the release of 
final retention to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

(8.5) Authorizing the General Manager to issue a Request for Proposals seeking a vendor to act 
as curator/concessionaire of the Cable Car Museum and Gift Shop for a period of five years; 
select a preferred vendor, negotiate an agreement and return to the Board for approval of the 
negotiated agreement. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and request for proposals.) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Adopting amendments to the performance measures of Proposition E (adopted November 2, 
1999), Section 4, Performance Measures, and adopting the performance standards and milestones 
required by Proposition E. 

(Explanatory documents include a resolution and proposed service standards) 

10. Adopting the CEQA Findings for the Mission Steuart Hotel Site; finding that mitigation 
measures identified in the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) would reduce to a level of 
insignificance the Project's potential effects; finding that no important revisions are necessary to 
the FEIR; approving and authorizing the execution of the Lease Disposition and Development 
Agreement, the ground lease and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of San 
Francisco related to the development and operation of a hotel at the corner of Mission and 
Steuart Streets. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, comment and responses to public 
comments and questions, financial evaluation, Lease Disposition and Development Agreement, 
Ground Lease and Memorandum of Understanding) 

1 1 . Approving the Mission/Steuart Bus Layover Relocation Plan that relocates the 2 line to the 
Transbay Terminal, the 7, 21 and 71 lines to on-street Steuart Street locations and the 31 and 9 
lines to on-street locations near the corner of Mission and Main. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

12. Approving_the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR- 
1126, Mission/Steuart Bus Layover Relocation Project. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan) 

13. Authorizing the General Manager to modify the route of line 108-Treasure Island to serve 
Macalla Road rather than Treasure Island Road when traversing Yerba Buena Island en route to 
Treasure Island. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

14. Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract CS-132, Quality 
Assurance and Construction Management Services of Phase 1, Initial Operating Segment of the 
Third Street Light Rail Transit Project and to negotiate a contract for independent quality 
assurance and construction management services for a period of up to five years in an amount not 
to exceed $16,000,000. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, scope of services and financial plan) 



15. Authorizing the Director to request that the Public Utilities Commission authorize the 
jurisdictional transfer of the 2,968 square foot parcel of Southeast Treatment Plant to Muni, at a 
historic cost of $2,166.64; and finding that no revisions to the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement and Report are required by the transfer of this property since no substantial changes or 
information have occurred that change the previously adopted findings. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 






ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of £an Francisco 




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TUESDAY,JUNE 20, 2000 

ROOM 400^ CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 1 3 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:30 P.M. 

REGULAR SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
■ (415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



4:30 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:30 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Jose Cisneros 

Absent: Mike Casey 

Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Joanne Hoepper, Deputy City Attorney 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Audrey Williams, Deputy City Attorney 
Lou Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 
Andre Boursse, Contract Compliance Officer 
Annette Williams, Manager, Accessible Services 

•3. Public Comment 

None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Absent - Casey, 
Vaughns). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



Stephen Richardson vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C97-3491 in the amount of $212,500 
Director Lim was recused from voting. 
RESOLUTION 00-058 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Cisneros, and Flynn 

ABSENT - Casey and Vaughns 

RECUSED - Lim 
Vincent Bigiolli and Regina Estella vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 999512 in the amount of $162,500 
RESOLUTION 00-059 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT - Casey and Vaughns 
ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:43 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 

Absent: Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 6, 2000 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Absent-Casey, Vaughns). 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the Richardson and 
Bigiolli/Estella vs. CCSF cases with the city attorney. The board voted to recommend 
settlement of the cases to the Board of Supervisors (Absent-Casey, Vaughns). Director Lim 
was recused from the Richardson case. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Absent - Casey, 
Vaughns). 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Bourgart asked for a follow-up report on the Rhode Island/DeHaro Street service 
issues. 



6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Presentation of new technology applications 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

Director Bourgart encouraged staff to continue to look at using technology to improve service. 
Director Lim cautioned staff to be cognizant of the need to disseminate information in many 
languages. 

7. Public Comment 

Charlotte Breckenridge urged serious consideration of adding conductors to the more used 
routes, as they will increase safety, reduce stress on drivers, and increase civility. 

David Pilpel cautioned the board to work through all union issues to allow management to fully 
apply new technology. He noted that he had received his agenda the day of the meeting and that 
the CAC will hold it's first meeting on July 6. 

Andrew Sullivan used Webvan to get a fast pass and noted that passes are available throughout 
the month. He understands that negotiations are going on with TWU and that Rescue Muni is 
looking to see improvements in service quality and greater flexibility for management. He 
supports a stronger tie between pay and performance. 

Alex Clemens thanked the board for increased service to Treasure Island but noted that they still 
need more service. He acknowledged Peter Straus and Laura Spanjian for their work. 

Marya Pezzano thinks that the TI meeting was long overdue but wanted to thank Peter Straus and 
Laura Spanjian for getting the route change on the board's calendar quickly. She says the 
pressure will stay on. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

8. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(8. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Wilfred Taylor vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. S3D1670 in the amount of $5287.33 
William Smith vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 98S03921 in the amount of $6,000 
Phillip and Katherine Parkes vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 301291 in the amount of $6,250 
Margarita Ramos vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 98T1 07910 in the amount of $7,000 
Day Star Limousines vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 99T05352 in the amount of $8,990.05 
Patricia Kennelly vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 304049 in the amount of $10,000 
Marco Di Gino vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 98T13092 in the amount of $11,508.04 
Yolanda Birdsong vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 301508 in the amount of $12,000 
Patricia Radley vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. No. 165000 in the amount of $13,000 
Bernardo Supsup vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 305330 in the amount of $15,000 
Richard Sollenberger vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 994198 in the amount of $17,500 

RESOLUTION 00-060 

(8.2) Canceling the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 
Tuesday, July 4, 2000. 

(Explanatory document includes a resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-061 

(8.3) Approving Amendment No. 1 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between 
the City and Michael T. Bums to add $8,000 to Burns' annual salary instead of paying such 
amount to Burns' Salary Deferred Compensation Plan. 

(Explanatory document includes a resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-062 

(8.4) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 1 12R, F-Line Fisherman's Wharf Loop: North Point to Jones 
and approving the final Contract Modification No. 5 to decrease the contract amount by 
5149,128, approving the final contract amount of $15,829,482, and authorizing the release of 
final retention to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 00-063 

(8.5) Authorizing the General Manager to issue a Request for Proposals seeking a vendor to act 
as curator/concessionaire of the Cable Car Museum and Gift Shop for a period of five years; 
select a preferred vendor, negotiate an agreement and return to the Board for approval of the 

negotiated agreement. 



(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and request for proposals.) 

RESOLUTION 00-064 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT -Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Adopting amendments to the performance measures of Proposition E (adopted November 2, 
1999), Section 4, Performance Measures, and adopting the performance standards and milestones 
required by Proposition E. 

(Explanatory documents include a resolution and proposed service standards) 

The commission secretary noted that the notice of intent to adopt rules was posted in accordance 
with the required ten-day notice requirement. 

Director Bourgart would like to see an analysis on costs and savings for manual vs. technological 
methods of collecting data. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel thinks the standards are a good first cut but Muni needs a data collection plan. 

Andrew Sullivan is strongly in favor of a "yes" vote for service standards. He added that the 
"not-out" report reveals whether service is provided throughout day rather than at just one point 
during the day. 

Richard Mlynarik hopes all routes will be surveyed and not just the most patronized routes. 

RESOLUTION 00-065 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT -Vaughns 



10. Adopting the CEQA Findings for the Mission Steuart Hotel Site; finding that mitigation 
measures identified in the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) would reduce to a level of 
insignificance the Project's potential effects; finding that no important revisions are necessary to 
the FEIR; approving and authorizing the execution of the Lease Disposition and Development 
Agreement, the ground lease and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of San 
Francisco related to the development and operation of a hotel at the corner of Mission and 
Steuart Streets. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, comment and responses to public 
comments and questions, financial evaluation, Lease Disposition and Development Agreement, 
Ground Lease and Memorandum of Understanding) 

Items 10, 1 1 and 12 were called together. 

The city attorney announced that Director Casey had recused himself from the Mission-Steuart 
Hotel calendar items. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Howard Strassner stated that Rescue Muni isn't opposed to the project but wants to be sure all 
costs are covered. He suggested using fully allocated costs and asked staff to renegotiate the 
agreement. 

Jim Haas thinks the hotel is an appropriate use of the site and the project is good in all respects. 

J.R. Manuel has looked at the project from the perspective of a neighborhood advocate and 
thinks the hotel is the highest and best use for the property. 

Norman Rolfe urged continuance of the matter pending further financial review as the consultant 
is assuming no economic downturn for 65 years. He thinks the hotel should pay for all expenses 
and thinks the expense side outweighs revenue. 

Nancy Ellen, Rincon Center business owner and resident welcomes the addition to the 
neighborhood. 

Steve Vettel read a letter from Tom Radulovich, BART Director, who thinks the project is an 
asset to the mid-embarcadero and will provide a stable source of revenue. 

Jim Mathias, Chamber of Commerce, stated that the project is a win for everyone. 

Jim Chappell, SPUR, reminded the board that Prop. E requires Muni to seek new sources of 
funds, which this project does. He thinks a hotel is ideal for the site. 

Rick Laubscher, representing Market St. Railway, strongly supports the project and urged 
approval. 



Andrew Sullivan reiterated that Rescue Muni is not opposed to hotels on Muni property but has 
continued concerns about costs. He suggested the matter be continued pending discussions with 
the developer and a possible restructuring of the fmancials. 

David Pilpel is skeptical of the hotel plans but doesn't have a recommendation. He asked if 
appropriate public notice had been given relative to changes in the layover plan. 

Ray Antonio, Local 250-A, noted his support of the project at the Planning Commission. He 
suggested switching the 2 and 71 line terminal locations. 

Director Bourgart said the project accomplishes many things and is the kind of transit-oriented 
development the board should be encouraging as it's the leading edge of urban planning and is a 
financial boon. 

RESOLUTION 00-066 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

RECUSED - Casey 

1 1 . Approving the Mission/Steuart Bus Layover Relocation Plan that relocates the 2 line to the 
Transbay Terminal, the 7, 21 and 71 lines to on-street Steuart Street locations and the 31 and 9 
lines to on-street locations near the corner of Mission and Main. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: See Item 10. 

RESOLUTION 00-067 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT -Vaughns 

RECUSED - Casey 

12. Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR- 
1126, Mission/Steuart Bus Layover Relocation Project. 

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(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan) 

RESOLUTION 00-068 

PUBLIC COMMENT: See Item 10. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

RECUSED - Casey 

13. Authorizing the General Manager to modify the route of line 108-Treasure Island to serve 
Macalla Road rather than Treasure Island Road when traversing Yerba Buena Island en route to 
Treasure Island. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Marya Pezzano said that another 56 apartments are to be rented so Muni needs to plan for full 
occupancy. She urged staff not to wait until September to start the new service. 

Carrie Dipman, Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative, thanked Peter Straus and 
Laura Spanjian for meeting with neighbors. She says the stops will serve a critical need. 

Joan Rummelsburg, Treasure Island Authority, seconded the remarks of the previous speakers 
and appreciates staffs thoughtfulness. 

David Pilpel is concerned about whether adequate public notice was given. (Chairman Flynn 
stated that he had consulted with city attorney and had been advised that the board could take 
action.) 

Marya Pezzano commented that TI riders had been notified. 

RESOLUTION 00-069 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

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14. Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract CS-132, Quality 
Assurance and Construction Management Services of Phase 1, Initial Operating Segment of the 
Third Street Light Rail Transit Project and to negotiate a contract for independent quality 
assurance and construction management services for a period of up to five years in an amount not 
to exceed $16,000,000. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, scope of services and financial plan) 

RESOLUTION 00-070 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

RECUSED - Bourgart 

15. Authorizing the Director to request that the Public Utilities Commission authorize the 
jurisdictional transfer of the 2,968 square foot parcel of Southeast Treatment Plant to Muni, at a 
historic cost of $2,166.64; and finding that no revisions to the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement and Report are required by the transfer of this property since no substantial changes or 
information have occurred that change the previously adopted findings. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

RESOLUTION 00-071 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, and Lim 

ABSENT - Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



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CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

The Chairman called the closed session to order at 7:30 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 

Absent: Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manager, HR, LR, EEO 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer 

3. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Absent-Vaughns). 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his desiRnees 

Employee Organizations: 
TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed hope that work rules and pay premiums were being looked at and added 
that he has no objection to granting appropriate salary raises. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 9:25 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced that the board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator regarding the TWU Local 250-A contract. There was no action taken. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Absent - 
Vaughns). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
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THURSDAY V JJJNE 29, 2000 
ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 

4:00 P.M. 

ROOM 201 

REGULAR MEETING 

5:30 P.M. 

ROOM 400 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 2 9 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_HaH@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



ADJOURN 



5:30 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

(Note: Pursuant to Proposition E, the tentative agreement shall not be approved by the 
Agency until 30 days after the above written disclosures have been made.) 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

5. Adjourn 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
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CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



SPECIAL SESSION 
5:30 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



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DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

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4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Ng Lim 
Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also Present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 

Larry Williams, Deputy General Manager, HR/LR and EEO 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Laura Spanjian, Assistant to the Director of Transportation 
Bob Kuo, Deputy General Manager, Finance and Administration 
Vicki Rambo, Departmental Personnel Officer 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer 
Ruth Baxley, Departmental Personnel Officer 
Monique DeJong, Senior Administrative Analyst 
Anne Richman, Principle Administrative Analyst 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege: 
unanimously approved. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 



Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 5:07 p.m. 



5:30 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the special meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Ng Lim 
Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a conference with 
their labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Casey- 
absent). 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

(Note: Pursuant to Proposition E, the tentative agreement shall not be approved by the 
Agency until 30 days after the above written disclosures have been made.) 

The Director of Transportation, Michael Burns, announced a tentative agreement with 
the Transport Worker's Union, Local 250-A. Burns noted that it would be available for 
review and comment for thirty days prior to the board taking action. 

Ray Antonio, President, Local 250-A, stated that the MOU is the result of good faith 
negotiations and it will change how people are managed by being more fair. 



4. Public Comment 

None. 

Adjourn - The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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JULY 6 AT 6:00 P.M.AT 401 VAN NESS AVE, ROOM 334. 



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TUESDAY^TULY 18, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 1 3 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Bums 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-June 20, 2000 Regular Meeting 
-June 29, 2000 Special Meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Mission Steuart Hotel 

-FY2001 Budget 

-E Government Award 

-Bus Roadeo 

-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report (for discussion only) 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR 
ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, and will be acted upon by a single vote of 
the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 
and considered as a separate item. 



(9. 1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Alice Lee/State Farm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99C00631 in the amount of 7,082.25 
Elicia Phillips & Flynn Bradley vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. #171816 in the amount of $7,700 
Richard Brooker/USAA vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99S01561 in the amount of $11,604.63 
David Spragens vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #308702 in the amount of $12,000 
Lily Aviles-Lasit vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99B01561 in the amount of $13,250 
Ulises Escorcia Perez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #994313 in the amount of 23,000 
Amor Olavario vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #303107 in the amount of $24,900 
Debra Covell vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #999324 in the amount of $40,000 

(9.2) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination that 
it is more economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for paratransit services 
than to provide the same service with city employees for the period of Fiscal Year 2000-01. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, Prop. J analysis and controller's 
certification.) 

(9.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1150, MUNI Metro Turnback Facility, approving Contract 
Modification No. 7 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $500,878.90, 
approving the final contract amount of $105,765,717.62, and authorizing the release of final 
retention to Tutor-Saliba-Perini. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan) 

(9.4) Accepting Contract No. CS-361, MMT Design & Construction Management Services, as 
complete, approving the reduction of $27,626.27 to a final contract amount of $38,547,370.73, 
authorizing the release of remaining retention, and approving the closeout of the contract with 
Bechtel Corporation. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Authorizing the General Manager to revise service on line 19-Polk as follows: Outbound via 
regular route to Wisconsin and 25 m Streets, then right on 25 tn , right on Connecticut, then continuing 
on regular route at all times. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

1 1 . Discussion of compensation paid to MTA Board of Directors pursuant to Proposition E. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 
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TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2000 

ROOM 400?CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 2 7 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 






Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order by at 5:07 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 

Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 20, 2000 Regular meeting and June 29, 2000 
Special Meeting: unanimously approved (absent-Casey). 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Black requested a report on the status of the Ambassador program every four to six weeks. 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Mission Steuart Hotel 
-FY2001 Budget 
-E-Government Award 
-Bus Roadeo 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

Director Vaughns commended staff for the E-Government award and recognized the project as being on 
the leading edge. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report (for discussion only) 

Linton Stables, CAC Chair pro tern stated that the CAC hopes to be helpful to the board and to Muni. 
They are in the process of organizing themselves and would appreciate comments from the board about 
how they could be helpful. 



8. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold attended a meeting about the 38L Geary line. He commended staff for taking the public's 
input seriously and for being responsive to the need for a stop at Laguna for the 38L. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD 
OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 
REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the 
Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 
and considered as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will be 
available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Alice Lee/State Farm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99C00631 in the amount of 7,082.25 
Elicia Phillips & Flynn Bradley vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. #171816 in the amount of $7,700 
Richard Brooker/USAA vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99S01561 in the amount of $1 1,604.63 
David Spragens vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #308702 in the amount of $12,000 
Lily Aviles-Lasit vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99B01561 in the amount of $13,250 
Ulises Escorcia Perez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #994313 in the amount of 23,000 
Amor Olavario vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #303107 in the amount of $24,900 
Debra Covell vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #999324 in the amount of $40,000 

RESOLUTION 00-072 

Chairman Flynn asked staff to be sure all claims are signed and noted that some cases didn't include what 
happened to the driver. 

(9.2) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination that it is more 
economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for paratransit services than to provide the 
same service with city employees for the period of Fiscal Year 2000-01. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, Prop. J analysis and controller's certification.) 

RESOLUTION 00-073 

(9.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1150, MUNI Metro Turnback Facility, approving Contract 
Modification No. 7 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $500,878.90, approving the 
final contract amount of $105,765,717.62, and authorizing the release of final retention to Tutor- 
Saliba-Perini. 



(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract modification and financial plan) 

Item 9.3 was severed at the request of a member of the public and removed from the calendar for 
consideration at a future meeting. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Edward Mason asked if this contract was related to a leak in the walls at the Folsom St. tunnel. He added 
that if this problem isn't dealt with, it might become a problem in the future. 

Vince Harris responded that it is part of the contract and has been one of the reasons this contract hasn't 
been closed out. Staff has undergone a series of fixes and while he believes Muni has control of the 
leakage, leaks do continue. 

Chairman Flynn asked that the item be pulled from the calendar, as it's ludicrous to close it out when 
there is money available to get a complete fix. 

(9.4) Accepting Contract No. CS-361, MMT Design & Construction Management Services, as complete, 
approving the reduction of $27,626.27 to a final contract amount of $38,547,370.73, authorizing the 
release of remaining retention, and approving the closeout of the contract with Bechtel Corporation. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan) 

Item 9.4 is related to 9.3 and was also removed from the calendar for consideration at a future meeting. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 9.3 and 9.4 severed): 

No public comment. 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Authorizing the General Manager to revise service on line 19-Polk as follows: Outbound via regular 
route to Wisconsin and 25 m Streets, then right on 25 m , right on Connecticut, then continuing on regular 
route at all times. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map) 

Sergeant Carl Tenenbaum said the designation of Wisconsin as a 1-way street is the result of traffic 
congestion and speeding. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Joyce Armstrong wants to see a safer environment. She worries about speeding and incidents on Muni 
and will return in six months to report any problems. 

Naisha Boyd echoed support for the change adding that the Housing Authority supports this action. 

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Lanita Bryant asked why the 19-Polk line stops at the church and doesn't go into the shipyard. She asked 
if there are plans to change that. 

The board asked staff to report back at their first meeting in December about the impact of rerouting the 
19-Polk line and asked for a response to the issues raised by Ms. Bryant. 

RESOLUTION 00-074 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

11. Discussion of compensation paid to MTA Board of Directors pursuant to Proposition E. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Director Flynn asked the secretary to schedule the item for action on August 1 . He noted that the Board 
of Supervisors must approve any change in compensation. 

General Manager Burns noted that the authors of Proposition E recognized the need for additional 
compensation given the increased commitment of the board. 

No public comment. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:01 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
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The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 
554-9510. 



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REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



JUL 2 7 2CC3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the comer of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Gwendolyn Barnes vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 302422 in the amount of $60,000 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



ADJOURN 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-July 18, 2000 Regular meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-EEO Status report 
-SPTJR/Muni Stakeholders Meeting 
-Muni Roadeo 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



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REGULAR CALENDAR 

' u 9. Approving compensation for the MTA Board of Directors up to $300 for each meeting 

attended, not to exceed $10,800 per year. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

10. Adopting the Records Retention and Destruction Policy dated August 1, 2000 and 
authorizing the Director of Transportation to submit the policy to the Chief Administrative 
Officer. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report, a draft policy and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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TUESDAY.^VUGUST 1, 2000 

ROOM 40'6, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED MEETING 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG I ( 2CSJ 

SAN FRANC/SCO 
PU 8UC UBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



8/1/00 MTA MINUTES 
4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order by at 4:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Laura Spanjian, Assistant to the General Manager 
Linda Ross, Deputy City Attorney 
Sallie Gibson, Deputy City Attorney 
Robert Stone, Deputy City Attorney 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey-absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 
Existing Litigation: 

Gwendolyn Barnes vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 302422 in the amount of $60,000 
RESOLUTION 00-075 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:47 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2000 Regular meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Barnes vs. CCSF with 
the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to approve settlement of the case. The board 
also met with their labor negotiator to discuss the TWU contract. There was no action taken. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Vaughns stated that the bus shelter at Collins and Euclid is leaking and is in need of 
repair. 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-EEO Status report 



-SPUR/Muni Stakeholders Meeting 
-Muni Roadeo 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

Bob Kuo, Deputy General Manager, Finance and Administration presented an updated cost and 
savings analysis including the estimated incremental costs and savings associated with the 
tentative agreement with TWU, Local 250-A. The base wage rate is $22.44 per hour based on 
information received from Boston and Santa Clara. 

General Manager Burns spoke about placing cable car #4 at PacBell Park. Muni retains 
ownership of the car and the Giants are responsible for relocating and restoring it. Advertising 
on the car will be done through the TDI contract and some revenue will come to Muni once 
relocation and restoration costs have been recovered. 

Lisa Mancini presented the special recognition award to Rafael Cabrera, winner of tliis year's 
Bus Roadeo. The 2000 Bell Ringing Champion, Byron Cobb and Nelson Alfaro and Kevin 
Grady, other Roadeo winners were also acknowledged. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Linton Stables, Chair Pro Tern of the CAC reviewed the recommendations the CAC had 
regarding the tentative agreement between the agency and the Transport Workers Union. 

8. Public Comment 

Thomas Lomax, a 31-year operator, wants provisions in the contract that holds management 
accountable and a zero tolerance policy for passengers who assault operators and vandalize 
equipment. He added that the contract doesn't reflect the fact that operators went without a wage 
increase to help during bad economic times. 

David Pilpel stated that the charter requires certification by the board of the wage survey adding 
that higher wage rates could lead to changes in the budget and fare increases. He asked for a 
copy of the written agreement between the Giants and Muni and suggested that the board should 
take action on that agreement. 

Ellen Murray focused on anticipated savings due to the wage progression in the MOU. 
(Chairman Flynn asked the Deputy General Manager for Finance and Administration to answer 
her specific questions.) 

Victor Grayson spoke about management and staff accountability under Prop. E. and about 
driver stress. He added that the delivery of on-time performance lies on the shoulders of the 
operators and asked that buses be buffered from other vehicles. 



Jim Chappell, SPUR stated that Prop. E places no blame on operators and that the whole 
thrust of the proposition was to get everyone together to address the issues. He hopes Muni will 
hold firm on the agreement. 

Maria Gonzalez spoke about congestion and constriction on streets and the difficulty Muni 
drivers have to move around blockages. She thinks more police are needed to direct traffic, 
especially on Mission St. She also asked that wheelchair ramps be checked because drivers are 
unfairly blamed if the ramps don't work. 

Morris Shooer, a Muni operator out of Green Division said that drivers are under appreciated and 
people don't appreciate the stress they encounter every day. He asked for a demonstration of 
support. 

Aura Espinosa, a Potrero Division operator and a single mother raising 2 kids puts the best of 
herself on the line every day. She feels it personally when people attack her and asked for more 
police enforcement of traffic laws. 

Serafin Verdugo thinks it's a jungle out there, especially when the press always blames 
operators. He said operators need good equipment and suggested instructors ride the lines and 
give them a critique of how they're doing. 

Marshall Martin, Flynn Division, feels great about management and asked people to look at 
issues realistically as there are people who have abused the system. Without proper equipment, 
drivers can't serve the public and many drivers have the same concerns as riders and 
management. 

Director Vaughns thanked the speakers for their enlightening comments and reassured them that 
the board is committed to making things better for the public, for riders and for drivers. She is 
confident that the general manager will take action on the issues raised but it will take a 
collaborative effort from everyone. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Approving compensation for the MTA Board of Directors up to $300 for each meeting 
attended, not to exceed $10,800 per year. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel doesn't think that an increase is warranted at this time because there hasn't been a 
substantial change from past practice. 

RESOLUTION 00-076 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

10. Adopting the Records Retention and Destruction Policy dated August 1, 2000 and 
authorizing the Director of Transportation to submit the policy to the Chief Administrative 
Officer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, a draft policy and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norm Rolfe is concerned that Muni keeps records for historical purposes so future historians 
know how the system worked. 

David Pilpel encourages specificity as to the type of records kept. He urged the board to go 
beyond what's minimally required. 

RESOLUTION 00-077 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
mcy Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 

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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY^AUGUST 15, 2000 

ROOM 40d, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 






DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
W 1 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
p UBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71 -Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-August 1, 2000 Regular Meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-KPMG FY2000 Audit plan 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

State of California vs. Gavin Gavam, Superior Ct. #1900618 compromise of $383.46 
Man Yu Yeung Tarn vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99T0074-1 in the amount of $6,000 
Dina Kushnir vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #304628, in the amount of $11,900 
Tommy Thompson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #302273, in the amount of $69,121.06 

(9.2) Accepting Contract No. MR-1150, MUNI Metro Turnback Facility, approving Contract 
Modification No. 7 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $500,878.90, 
approving the final contract amount of $105,765,717.62, and authorizing the release of final 
retention to Tutor-Saliba-Perini. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract modification and financial plan) 

(9.3) Accepting Contract No. CS-361, MMT Design & Construction Management Services, as 
complete, approving the reduction of $27,626.27 to a final contract amount of $38,547,370.73, 
authorizing the release of remaining retention, and approving the closeout of the contract with 
Bechtel Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan) 

Items 9.2 and 9.3 were continued from the July 18 meeting. 

(9.4) Rejecting all bids received for contract MR- 1 121, Bus Stop Improvement Project, Phase 1 
and authorizing the General Manager to re-advertise this project as Contract MR-1121R. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Extending the deadline for ratification of a tentative agreement with Transport Workers 
Union Local 250-A for 30 days to September 24, 2000. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) 

11. Approving the selection of and authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. CS-131, As- 
Needed Professional Transportation Systems Safety Consulting Services, with Transportation 
Resource Associates, Inc., to provide professional services in an amount not to exceed $700,000 
over a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and agreement.) 

12. Authorizing award of Contract No. MR- 1 123, Procurement of Girder Rail for Third Street 
Light Rail Project and Rail Replacement Program, in the amount of $3,868,202.50 to M.F. Wirth 
Rail Corp., as the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 



13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract CS-123, Professional 
Design and Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK Third 
Street Consultants in an amount of $512,749 for additional professional engineering services for 
a total contract amount of $6,872,903 with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




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MINUTES 




TUESDAY„AUGUST 15, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DBPT. 

AUG 3 I 2000 

S/ W Francisco 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
8(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 1, 2000 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Casey-absent). 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Chairman Flynn asked the secretary to schedule a rehearing on the board compensation issue on 
September 5 as questions have been raised about whether it is appropriate to forward the 
resolution to the Board of Supervisors. Director Casey asked the city attorney to prepare a 
written opinion on the matter. 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-KPMG FY2000 Audit plan 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

Tiffany Rasmussen from KPMG reviewed the audit plan. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

There was no report from the CAC. 

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8. Public Comment 

Billy Dudley, a bus driver since 1974 has seen service diminish over the years. He said the 
problems lie with lack of coordination between Muni and DPT, unrealistic schedules, poor 
working conditions and old vehicles. He asked management to be held accountable. 

John Murray spoke about absenteeism, the extra board and operator availability. He pointed out 
that the real issue isn't absenteeism but the inability to maintain full staffing levels. 

Jim Haas is shocked and dismayed to hear that the directors' compensation matter was sent to the 
Board of Supervisors. The spirit of Prop. E. was to make the board independent and asked the 
board to secure a written opinion. 

Andrew Sullivan recommended that any agreement with TWU include merit pay based on 
specific service standards such as on-time service and service delivery. Those two standards are 
critical. He is also concerned that wage increases may jeopardize Muni's budget in future years. 

David Pilpel asked if KPMG audit plan would be presented to CAC. Pilpel asked about wage 
survey certification and suggested staff conducts outreach efforts to inform the public about the 
rail replacement program. He also thinks that removal of the Transbay terminal loop tracks 
being done by the Department of Public Works is shortsighted. (Chairman Flynn stated that the 
CAC is privileged to anything on the board calendar.) 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

State of California vs. Gavin Gavam, Superior Ct. #1900618 compromise of $383.46 
Man Yu Yeung Tarn vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 99T0074-1 in the amount of $6,000 
Dina Kushnir vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #304628, in the amount of $1 1,900 
Tommy Thompson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #302273, in the amount of $69,121.06 

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RESOLUTION 00-078 

(9.2) Accepting Contract No. MR-1150, MUNI Metro Turnback Facility, approving Contract 
Modification No. 7 for a reduction to the approved contract amount by $500,878.90, 
approving the final contract amount of $105,765,717.62, and authorizing the release of final 
retention to Tutor-Saliba-Perini. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
contract modification and financial plan) 

RESOLUTION 00-079 

(9.3) Accepting Contract No. CS-361, MMT Design & Construction Management Services, as 
complete, approving the reduction of $27,626.27 to a final contract amount of $38,547,370.73, 
authorizing the release of remaining retention, and approving the closeout of the contract with 
Bechtel Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan) 

RESOLUTION 00-080 

(9.4) Rejecting all bids received for contract MR-1121, Bus Stop Improvement Project, Phase 1 
and authorizing the General Manager to re-advertise this project as Contract MR-1 121R. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-081 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Extending the deadline for ratification of a tentative agreement with Transport Workers 
Union Local 250-A for 30 days to September 24, 2000. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel thinks that the power to extend the contract deadline lies with the Board of 
Supervisors. 

Jim Chappel, SPUR, asked city attorney to consider the intent of Prop E with respect to the 
Supervisors having any control over extending the time to negotiate or the stipend the board pays 
itself. He urged the MTA board to consult with the city attorney who wrote prop E about the 

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intent to establish the MTA board as an independent agency. He is opposed to efforts to send 
anything to Board of Supervisors. 

General Manager Bums advised that extending the deadline is within the board's jurisdiction and 
the item was before the board with the concurrence of the city attorney 

RESOLUTION 00-082 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

11. Approving the selection of and authorizing the Director to execute Contract No. CS-131, As- 
Needed Professional Transportation Systems Safety Consulting Services, with Transportation 
Resource Associates, Inc., to provide professional services in an amount not to exceed $700,000 
over a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

Chairman Flynn asked that the contract be amended to require any substitution of a 
subconsultant to be subject to the approval of Muni's contract compliance officer in addition to 
the approval of the chief operating officer. 

RESOLUTION 00-083 

On motion to approve as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

12. Authorizing award of Contract No. MR-1 123, Procurement of Girder Rail for Third Street 
Light Rail Project and Rail Replacement Program, in the amount of $3,868,202.50 to M.F. Wirth 
Rail Corp., as the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

Chairman Flynn expressed his concern over the lack of a DBE goal calling it unsatisfactory. 

The item was continued to the September 5 meeting. 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 3 to Contract CS-123, Professional 
Design and Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK Third 
Street Consultants in an amount of $512,749 for additional professional engineering services for 
a total contract amount of $6,872,903 with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, amendment and financial plan.) 

4 



No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 00-084 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order by at 5:58 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Bob Kuo, Deputy General Manager, FAP 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 

3. Public Comment 
None. 



4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 



5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 7:39 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the TWU negotiations 
with the labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 




fix 



jyiunicipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of ^an Francisco 




I23/00 



^OTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



WEDNESDAYJUJGUST 23, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
5:30 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



f ^ g/n/oo 

POCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG 2 1 2C00 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 -CLOSED SESSION 
n> 1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN 



5:30 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

(Note: Pursuant to Proposition E, the tentative agreement shall not be approved by the 
Agency until 30 days after the above written disclosures have been made.) 

4. Public Comment 

Adjourn 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




{Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of §an Francisco 







^MINUTES 



TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
5:30 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
AUG 3 1 20C0 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 -CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Jose Cisneros 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Lou Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 
Bob Kuo, Deputy General Manager, Finance and Administration 
Vicki Rambo, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Ruth Baxley, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Philip Ginsberg, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Public Comment 
None 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Cisneros- 
absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 



Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 6:03 p.m. 



5:30 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Jose Cisneros 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a meeting with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Cisneros- 
absent). 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

The general manager continued Item 3.3. 

4. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold spoke about inconsistencies with ballpark service on the K-Ingleside line. 
He suggested Muni allow people to ride outbound from West Portal to St. Francis Circle 
since it's only two stops and people can ride it inbound from St. Francis Circle. 



John Hirten opined that the current labor problem is not about a lack of respect for 
operators. He suggested that poor performance by a few operators jeopardizes the 
reputation of all and the rude and indifferent treatment of customers must be changed. He 
urged management to talk to the drivers. 

Andrew Sullivan expressed concern about the TWU vote and about being able to reward 
all employees for good performance. He would like to see merit pay based on 
achievement of service standards and hopes that when the contract comes before the 
board that there are sufficient rewards for improved service on the street. 

Mo Schoerr wondered what would happen to savings accrued to Muni because the 
package had been rejected by the operators for the second time. (General Manager Burns 
said that Muni couldn't make any decisions until the matter was finally settled.) 

Larry Martin, speaking on behalf of TWU-250A, stated that TWU was prepared to work 
until the last moment to craft an agreement that takes care of their members. He doesn't 
want to miss the opportunity. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 



\fe 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of J>an Francisco 




^VOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



"/ 



FRIDAY, JLIGUST 25, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



SPECIAL MEETING 
5:30 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



AUG 2 5 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



J 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
«(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 -CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN 



5:30 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

(Note: Pursuant to Proposition E, the tentative agreement shall not be approved by the 
Agency until 30 days after the above written disclosures have been made.) 

4. Public Comment 

Adjourn 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of £an Francisco 




MINUTES 



TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
5:00 PM. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
5:30 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS QepT 

MG 3 I 20o 
SM(FR AN 
PUBLIC LIBR AR y 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 -CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Bob Kuo, Deputy General Manager, Finance and Administration 
Vicki Rambo, Department Personnel Officer 
Lou Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 
Ruth Baxley, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Martin Gran, Deputy City Attorney 
Laura Spanjian, Special Assistant to the General Manager 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 



TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 5:51 p.m. 



5:30 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flymi called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a meeting with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

General Manager Burns made the second tentative agreement available to the public to 
trigger the start of the 30-day "sunshine" period. He noted that all the recommendations 
of the fact finder and the base wage rate were incorporated into this tentative agreement 

4. Public Comment 

Andrew Sullivan stated that it's a good idea to review the passenger service report 
process, as it needs improvement but suggested adding passenger input to the review 
process. He is delighted to see the base wage rate and retention of the holiday pay 
language in the agreement. 



Jim Chappel, SPUR, expressed his disappointment in the outcome of the vote on the 
second tentative agreement. He said the agreement is not an attack on the drivers and 
will benefit all workers resulting in less stress and more satisfaction. He added that it's 
time for archaic work rules to disappear and that management must have the ability to 
manage. 

Larry Martin, TWU, stated that both sides made every best effort to come to an 
agreement and that no matter what happens over the next 30 days, he hopes to work 
together to take a serious look at the issues. He added that Muni must look at what 
operators are concerned with because the job is stressful both inside and out. The pay 
progression is a real problem nationwide and younger drivers don't want to wait. 

Rick Laubscher stated that everyone must pitch in, including operators and that passage 
of Prop E makes it clear that voters want more responsiveness from both management 
and labor. He added that you can't negotiate respect from the public, it must be earned. 

Andrew Sullivan backed up Rick Laubscher' s comment by saying that the public is 
looking for accountability from the Railway from the board of directors to the newest 
employee. He hopes Muni moves towards more accountability for accidents and missed 
service. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



V 



TUESDAY,^EPTEMBER 5, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:30 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG 3 f 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf. ca.us^dsupvrs/sunshine. 



4:30 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Bernie vs. CCSF and Consolidated Cases, Superior Ct. #991627 in the amount of $200,000 
Claim by CCSF against Booz Allen & Hamilton, Superior Ct. #991627 in the amount of $215,000 

ADJOURN 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-August 15, 2000 Regular Meeting 
-August 23, 2000 Special Meeting 
-August 25, 2000 Special Meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 
(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Quarterly Report on key capital projects 

-Update on Muni's Alternative Fuel Demonstration Project 

-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD 
ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, 
AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN 
NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will be 
available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Farmers Insurance Company vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99T10554 in the amount of $6786.23 
Hartford Insurance Company vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99C00333 in the amount of $7573.55 
Phillip and Katherine Parkes vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #301291 in the amount of $9,000 
Colanthis Jones vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #304151 in the amount of $40,000 

(9.2) Requesting the Board of Supervisors to concur with the Controller's that it is more economical for 
the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for facility security services than to provide the same 
services with City and County employees for the period ending January 8, 2001. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, controller's certification and resolution.) 

(9.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR-1 130, Ocean 
Avenue Reconstruction and Improvement Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial 
plan and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 125, N, L and J Rail Replacement Project, in the amount of $7,678,571 to 
Mitchell Engineering as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, financial plan and resolution.) 

11. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 132, Muni Metro East Site Soil Improvement Contract to Gordon N. 
Ball, Inc./Mendelian Construction Co., as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount of 
$4,229,910. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

12. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 123, Procurement of Girder Rail for Third Street Light Rail Project and 
Rail Replacement Program, in the amount of $3,868,202.50 to M.F. Wirth Rail Corp., as the lowest, 
responsive, and responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution andfinancial 
plan.) 

Note: This item was continued from the August 15 meeting. 

13. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 126, Mission/Steuart Bus Layover Relocation, in the amount of 
$778,200 to Abbett Electric Corporation as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax 
(415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of £an Francisco 







^MINUTES 



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:30 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



°°cuMe NTs DEpr _ 
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Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



4:30 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:30 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Louise Simpson, Deputy City Attorney 
Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager, Construction 
LisaMancini, Chief Operations officer 
Elaine Cartwright, Project Manager, Construction 
Bill Gamlen, Project Manager, Construction 

3. Public Comment 

None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Casey, Cisneros - 
absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: . 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



Bernie vs. CCSF and Consolidated Cases, Superior Ct. #991627 in the amount of $200,000 
Claim by CCSF against Booz Allen & Hamilton, Superior Ct. #991627 in the amount of $215,000 

RESOLUTION 00-085 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:42 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2000 regular meeting and the special 
meetings of August 23, 2000 and August 25, 2000: unanimously approved. 

4. Communications 

Item 12, Contract No. MR-1 123, Procurement of Girder Rail for Third Street Light Rail Project 
and Rail Replacement Program was continued to the September 19 meeting. 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Bernie vs. CCSF and 
the Booz Allen & Hamilton claim with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to 
settle the cases. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 









6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Quarterly Report on key capital projects 

-Update on Muni's Alternative Fuel Demonstration Project 

-Ongoing Muni Activities 

General Manager Burns recognized Steven Clark, Metro Rail supervisor for helping to make the 
F-line a great success, particularly the charter service. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no report from the CAC. 

8. Public Comment 

Ernestine Weiss thinks it's disgraceful that there are no signs downtown showing alternative 
routes during ballgames. She added that the drivers "slow down" is equivalent to a strike and 
isn't the way to get respect. She urged Burns not to give in to demands. She also asked Burns to 
contact the Department of Parking & Traffic to discuss the impact of reopening Davis Street. 

Marya Pezzano spoke about problems on the 108-Treasure Island bus. There is only one bus per 
hour after 6:00 p.m. and it's overcrowded. She also discussed abusive behavior by kids on the 
buses and issues with driver #3500. (Chairman Flynn asked for a report on the situation at the 
next meeting.) 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



Farmers Insurance Company vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99T10554 in the amount of $6786.23 
Hartford Insurance Company vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #99C00333 in the amount of $7573.55 
Phillip and Katherine Parkes vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #301291 in the amount of $9,000 
Colanthis Jones vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #304151 in the amount of $40,000 

RESOLUTION 00-086 

(9.2) Requesting the Board of Supervisors to concur with the Controller's that it is more 
economical for the Municipal Transportation Agency to contract for facility security services 
than to provide the same services with City and County employees for the period ending January 
8, 2001 . (Explanatory documents include a staff report, controller's certification and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-087 

(9.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR-1130, 
Ocean Avenue Reconstruction and Improvement Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, financial plan and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-088 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 125, N, L and J Rail Replacement Project, in the amount of 
$7,678,571 to Mitchell Engineering as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-089 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

11. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 132, Muni Metro East Site Soil Improvement Contract to 
Gordon N. Ball, Inc./Mendelian Construction Co., as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, in the amount of $4,229,910. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) 

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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Paul Elizondo has worked with the city on various projects and stated that the contractor didn't 
understand how goals were figured for this project. He asked for more interface with the 
minority contracting community about Muni's method of determining goals. He asked that the 
item be continued so he could fully understand the process. 

At the request of the Chairman, the item was continued to the September 19 meeting. 

12. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 123, Procurement of Girder Rail for Third Street Light Rail 
Project and Rail Replacement Program, in the amount of $3,868,202.50 to M.F. Wirth Rail Corp., 
as the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

Note: This item was continued to the September 19 meeting. 

13. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 126, Mission/Steuart Bus Layover Relocation, in the amount 
of $778,200 to Abbett Electric Corporation as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-090 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 

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^Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of^an Francisco 




NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAYJSEPTEMBER 19, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT= 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



SEP 1 h 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 






5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 
-September 5, 2000 Regular meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-108 Treasure Island Service Update 
-Muni/SPUR Stakeholder meeting 
-APTA Roadeo and Conference 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

6. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Jennifer Applegate vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 999880 in the amount of $5,750 
Rosa Elba Hernandez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd No.308767 in the amount of 8,500 
Cheung Lu Pan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No 307197 in the amount of $9,000 
Philip Hark Chin vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 999121 in the amount of $16,248.67 

(9.2) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR-1134, 
Western Bay Bridge Approach Trolley Overhead Reroute Project. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

(9.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 162R, Muni Metro New Key Stop-Phase A, approving the final 
contract modification for a reduction to the approved contract award amount by $306.18, approving 
the final contract amount of $850,956.82, and authorizing the release of final retention in the 
amount of $1,000 to A. Ruiz Construction Co. 

(9.4) Authorizing the General Manager to execute and file an application with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to program Regional Improvement Program funds into the 2000 STIP 
Augmentation for the Third Street Light Rail Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and project application) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 132, Muni Metro East Site Soil Improvement Contract to 
Gordon N. Ball, Inc./Mendelian Construction Co., as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, in the amount of $4,229,910. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) 

Note: This item was continued from the September 5 meeting. 

1 1 . Awarding Contract No. MR-1 127, Curtis E. Green Emergency Switch Replacement Project, in 
the amount of $702,921.38 to L. B. Foster Company, as the only responsive, responsible bidder. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 



4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax 
(415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




^MINUTES 



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 2 8 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 5, 2000 Regular meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Bourgart asked the general manager to respond to the accuracy of a recent article in the 
news about the disposition of employees who had lost their licenses. 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-108 Treasure Island Service Update 
-Muni/SPUR Stakeholder meeting 
-APTA Roadeo and Conference 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

General Manager Burns reviewed events for the American Public Transportation Association's 
25 lh Bus Roadeo and Annual Meeting. Highlights of the week also include the first Muni/SPUR 
stakeholder lunch at Pier 15 with a special address by Mort Downey. There will also be a 
reception for the California Transportation Commission on Thursday, September 28 at City Hall 
co-hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 

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Burns announced that Muni just surpassed providing their one millionth trip to the ballpark and 
again recognized staff for the successful service. He also referred to a letter to the CPUC asking 
for an exemption to rolling power outages during high temperatures. 

Burns also reviewed the growing demand for 108-Treasure Island Service and will keep two 
coaches on the line until 10:00 p.m. He plans to re-examine service levels again in six months 
and will continue to seek funding for this service. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no report from the CAC. 

8. Public Comment 

No public comment. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Jennifer Applegate vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 999880 in the amount of $5,750 
Rosa Elba Hernandez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd No.308767 in the amount of 8,500 
Cheung Lu Pan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No 307197 in the amount of $9,000 
Philip Hark Chin vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 999121 in the amount of $16,248.67 

RESOLUTION 00-091 

(9.2) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. MR- 1 134, 
Western Bay Bridge Approach Trolley Overhead Reroute Project. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

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RESOLUTION 00-092 

(9.3) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 162R, Muni Metro New Key Stop-Phase A, approving the final 
contract modification for a reduction to the approved contract award amount by $306.18, approving 
the final contract amount of $850,956.82, and authorizing the release of final retention in the 
amount of $1,000 to A. Ruiz Construction Co. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 00-093 

(9.4) Authorizing the General Manager to execute and file an application with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to program Regional Improvement Program funds into the 2000 STIP 
Augmentation for the Third Street Light Rail Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and project application) 

RESOLUTION 00-094 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 132, Muni Metro East Site Soil Improvement Contract to 
Gordon N. Ball, Inc./Mendelian Construction Co., as the lowest responsive and responsible 
bidder, in the amount of $4,229,910. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and financial plan.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Paul Elizondo asked for additional time to consult with the federal government about minority 
participation. He contends that Peek Engineering is responsive and has more than 60% minority 
participation. He noted that he had met with staff and the city attorney but that a difference of 
opinion continues to exist. 

Edward Salcedo addressed Mr. Elizondo's comments about participation goals and stated that 
they had met the DBE requirements in the contract. He added that Mr. Elizondo's protest was 
not timely and the selection for the contract award was properly done. 

Colleen Child noted that there had been sufficient time to consult federal guidelines and that the 
protestor failed to file the protest in a timely manner. 

Chairman Flynn pointed out that the methods employed with this contract were no different than 
what has been used over the years. 

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At Director Vaughns' request, General Manager Burns confirmed that the procedure used with 
this contract was consistent with past practice and with all DOT and MTA regulations. 

RESOLUTION 00-095 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

1 1 . Awarding Contract No. MR-1 127, Curtis E. Green Emergency Switch Replacement Project, in 
the amount of $702,921.38 to L. B. Foster Company, as the only responsive, responsible bidder. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-096 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:40 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 



Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Phil Ginsburg, Deputy City Attorney 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:12 p.m. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

The chairman announced that the board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 



14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax 
(415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2000 

ROOM 263, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
10:30 A.M. 



SPECIAL MEETING 
10:40 A.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 2 I 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 263, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



10:30 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



ADJOURN 



10:40 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the 
Board's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

5. Rejecting the second tentative agreement with Transport Workers Union, Local 250-A and, 
pursuant to Charter Section 11.100, extending the date for final adoption of a memorandum of 
understanding by sixty days to November 23, 2000. 

ADJOURN 




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SUNDAY, ^SEPTEMBER 24, 2000 

ROOM 263, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
10:30 A.M. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
10:40 A.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SE P 2 8 2m 

SAN FRANC/SCO 
p UBL/C LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



10:30 -CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Vice-Chairman Lim called the closed session to order at 10:30 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: H. Welton Flynn 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Lou Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations 
Laura Spanjian, Special Assistant to the General Manager 
Maggie Lynch, Community and Public Relations Director 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke theattorney^client privilege: — — " " — =— 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Flynn- absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 






Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 10:44 a.m. 



10:40 - SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Vice-Chairman Lim called the meeting to order at 10:45 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: H. Welton Flynn 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Vice Chairman Lim announced the board met in closed session for a conference with their labor 
negotiator. There was no action taken. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Flynn-absent). 

4. Public Comment 

None. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED, BY THE 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

5. Rejecting the second tentative agreement with Transport Workers Union, Local 250-A and, 
pursuant to Charter Section 1 1.100, extending the date for final adoption of a memorandum of 
understanding by sixty days to November 23, 2000. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Thomas Lomax pointed out that the press interviews people about the good points of the contract 
but what's missing are comments from the people who are doing the work. He believes people 
have the right to know how the system works and challenged the mayor, the general manager, the 
board and others to sit down with the operators and listen to what they think is wrong with the 
contract. He said the number one issue is a disregard for the people who are doing the work. He 
added that if operators aren't coming to work the manager should be held accountable. 

RESOLUTION 00-097 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Lim and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Flynn 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 10:56 a.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



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TUESDAY, QCTOBER 3, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 2 8 2003 

SAN FRANCiSCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX '(415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-September 19, 2000 Regular Meeting 
-September 24, 2000 Special Meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Muni Transit Company Report 
-Rail Replacement Program 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD 
ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, 
AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 123, Procurement of Girder Rail for Third Street Light Rail Project and 
Rail Replacement Program, in the amount of $3,868,202.50 to M.F. Wirth Rail Corp., as the lowest, 
responsive, and responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) 

Note: This item was continued from the September 5 meeting 

10. Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $1,800,000 in state assistance for the 
purpose of acquiring and installing surveillance cameras on public transit vehicles. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.11(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss attorney-client matters in 
the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Criswell vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 308537 filed on December 14, 1999 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

1 1 . Announcement of Closed Session. 

12. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
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MINUTES 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 1 2 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



94102-4524 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2000 Regular meeting and the 
September 24, 2000 Special meeting: unanimously approved. 

4. Communications 

The Muni Transit Company Report was continued to a future meeting. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

6. Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Rail Replacement Program 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

The General Manager introduced Gigi Harrington as the deputy general manager for Finance and 
Administration and Vernon Crowley, the director of EEO. 

General Manager Burns stated that the APTA Roadeo and Conference was a tremendous success 
and was boon to Muni's image in the industry. He received numerous compliments on Muni's 
service, friendliness of operators and condition of the vehicles. Muni's Roadeo team came in 9 th 
overall and Kevin O' Grady came in 12 th out of 77 operators. Burns acknowledged staff with 
coffee and doughnuts at every facility in the organization. 

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The Special Recognition Award was presented to Rich Dale for his efforts with the Roadeo, Janis 
Yuen for coordinating the conference and Roberta Boomer for spearheading Muni's effort. 
Burns also recognized Ray Antonio and TWU for helping put the shuttles together. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no report from the CAC. 

8. Public Comment 

Ken Johnson, a 20-year transit operator, is concerned about accidents at the MMT as there is a 
blind turn there similar to one at Eureka Station. Johnson suggested placing a wait light at that 
location similar to other blind turns. (Chairman Flynn asked Lou Johnson to report to the board 
about Mr. Johnson's concern.) 

Marya Pezzano acknowledged Muni for transit supervisors, the new schedule and extending the 
buses until later at night. She mentioned that new drivers don't know the route and that the 
transit supervisors need to check the terminal regularly. She asked for bus schedules at all stops 
and that operators announce stops. (Chairman Flynn asked staff to prepare a report for the next 
meeting.) 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 
REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

9. Awarding Contract No. MR-1 123, Procurement of Girder Rail for Third Street Light Rail 
Project and Rail Replacement Program, in the amount of $3,868,202.50 to M.F. Wirth Rail Corp., 
as the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and financial plan.) 

Chairman Flynn stated that he is satisfied with this contract but warned the Contract Compliance 
Officer that there needs to be established goals in contracts in the future. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-098 

On motion to approve: 



4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Criswell vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 308537 filed on December 14, 1999 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:28 p.m. 

11. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss Criswell vs. CCSF with the 
city attorney. They also met with their labor negotiator to discuss negotiations with TWU-250A. 
There was no action taken. 



12. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:29 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT t 2 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



D 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



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5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-October 3, 2000 Regular meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-108-Treasure Island Service 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

6. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



Cicero Braganca vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 305752 in the amount of $5,200 
Shao Wen Zhou vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 9903643 in the amount of $5,500 
Teresa Carnoy vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 99T1482 in the amount of $6,000 
Sue Ling Chan Yui vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 9902184 in the amount of $10,000 
Jolie D'Anunzio vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 302823 in the amount of $19,000 

(9.2) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 154, Muni Metro Extension Substation and Traction Power 
SCADA System Replacement Project, approving the final contract amount of $2,719,378.82, and 
release of the total retention for a total amount of $45,968.94 to Abbett Electric Corporation. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

(9.3) Authorizing the General Manager to apply for, accept, and expend $7,000,000 in state 
assistance for the purpose of reconstruction of the K-INGLESIDE light rail line and Ocean 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(9.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $3,203,169 of Bridge Toll Net 
Revenues for the purpose of replacing aged motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $95,894,389 in federal CMAQ, 
STIP and Section 5307 capital assistance for Accessible Van/Debit Card; Cable Car Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Capitalized Maintenance; Downtown Ferry Terminal; F-Market-Embarcadero 
Streetcar Service; Geneva Office Building; Historic Vehicle Program; Light Rail Vehicle, Motor 
Coach and Trolley Coach Purchases; Muni Metro Accessible Improvements; Rail Replacement; 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction and Woods Division Renovation. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3 . Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

"> Existing Litigation: 

Criswell vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 308537 filed on December 14, 1999 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING 

11. Announcement of Closed Session. 

12. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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.Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of ^an Francisco 




^MINUTES 



TUESDAY, QCTOBER 17, 2000 

ROOM 406, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 

CLOSED SESSION 
Following the Regular Meeting 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 
NOV f 6 2CC3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
p UBL/C LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2000 Regular meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

4. Communications 

Item 10 was removed from the calendar at the request of staff. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Bourgart asked that the meeting of November 7 be canceled due to the election. 
Chairman Flynn suggested waiting to see if there were calendar items of importance prior 
to cancellation. 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-108-Treasure Island Service 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Linton Stables reported that the council has been establishing their own structure over the past 
few months and are settling into a work routine. He noted that the CAC took a 4-hour tour of 6-7 
of Muni's facilities to get an idea of how Muni works. He added that there were vacancies on the 
CAC, which won't be filled until new supervisors are sworn in. 

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Director Bourgart stated that he would benefit if the CAC focused on major policy issues and 
priorities. 

8. Public Comment 

Ken Johnson thanked staff for the information but wants to know what Muni did to remedy the 
matter after the first incident occurred. He also spoke about a meeting he had with Lisa Mancini 
about buses pulling down overhead wires and wanted to know what had been done as a result of 
his suggestions. (Lou Johnson said staff was trying to install the light as quickly as possible but it 
would take approximately six months. Director Vaughns suggested that six months was 
unacceptable for something that's hazardous. Chairman Flynn asked that the item get corrected 
and that a report be made at the next meeting.) 

Marya Pezzano thanked the board for staffs responsiveness to her concerns. She commented 
that information to the public about the later running buses was poor. She had to made copies of 
the new schedule to give to passengers and drivers. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. . 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Cicero Braganca vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 305752 in the amount of $5,200 
Shao Wen Zhou vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 9903643 in the amount of $5,500 
Teresa Carnoy vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 99T1482 in the amount of $6,000 
Sue Ling Chan Yui vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim No. 9902184 in the amount of $10,000 
Jolie D'Anunzio vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 302823 in the amount of $19,000 

RESOLUTION 00-100 



(9.2) Accepting Contract No. MR-1 154, Muni Metro Extension Substation and Traction Power 
SCADA System Replacement Project, approving the final contract amount of $2,719,378.82, and 
release of the total retention for a total amount of $45,968.94 to Abbett Electric Corporation. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

RESOLUTION 00-101 

(9.3) Authorizing the General Manager to apply for, accept, and expend $7,000,000 in state 
assistance for the purpose of reconstruction of the K-INGLESIDE light rail line and Ocean 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-102 

(9.4) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept, and expend $3,203,169 of Bridge Toll Net 
Revenues for the purpose of replacing aged motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-103 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the consent calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $95,894,389 in federal CMAQ, 
STIP and Section 5307 capital assistance for Accessible Van/Debit Card; Cable Car Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Capitalized Maintenance; Downtown Ferry Terminal; F-Market-Embarcadero 
Streetcar Service; Geneva Office Building; Historic Vehicle Program; Light Rail Vehicle, Motor 
Coach and Trolley Coach Purchases; Muni Metro Accessible Improvements; Rail Replacement; 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction and Woods Division Renovation. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

Item 10 was removed from the calendar at the request of staff. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:36 p.m. 

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2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Bums, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
LisaMancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Joanne Hoeper, Deputy City Attorney 
Karen Kirby, Deputy City Attorney 

Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Laura Spanjian, Special Assistant to the General Manager 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Criswell vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. No. 308537 filed on December 14, 1999 
RESOLUTION 00-104 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

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6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed 
session was adjourned at 6:22 p.m. 

11. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn amiounced the board met in closed session to discuss Criswell vs. CCSF 
with the city attorney. The board voted unanimously to settle the case in the amount of 
$3,335,000. The board also met in closed session for a conference with their labor negotiator 
about the TWU-250A contract. There was no action taken. 

12. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



^Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




^fOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 



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SATURDAY, QCTOBER 21, 2000 
ROOM 250, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 

SPECIAL MEETING 
Immediately following the Closed Session 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 1 8 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 250, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-3112 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



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5:00 -CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67. 1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN 



SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

(Note: Pursuant to Proposition E, the tentative agreement shall not be approved by the 
Agency until 30 days after the above written disclosures have been made.) 

4. Public Comment 

Adjourn 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of £an Francisco 




JVUNUTES 



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2000 

ROOM 25^ CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
5:00 P.M. 



SPECIAL MEETING 
Following the Closed Session 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEP1 
*W 1 6 2003 

P(J BUC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
B(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 -CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 5:08 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Lisa Mancini, Chief Operations Officer 
Lou Johnson, Deputy Operations Officer 
Fred Stephens, Deputy Maintenance Officer 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Laura Spanjian, Special Assistant to the General Manager 
Maggie Lynch, Director of Community and Public Relations 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether 
to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 
67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 



To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 

X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 5:10 p.m. 



SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Communications 

(3.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session for a conference with their 
labor negotiator to discuss the TWU-250A contract. There was no action taken. 

(3.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

(3.3) Announcement of tentative labor agreement with Transport Worker's Union, 
Local 250-A including an analysis of the agreement, comparison of the differences 
between the tentative and prior agreement and an analysis of all costs for each year of 
the agreement. 

(Note: Pursuant to Proposition E, the tentative agreement shall not be approved by the 
Agency until 30 days after the above written disclosures have been made.) 

Director Burns presented the TWU tentative agreement and accompanying documents to 
the Board and public to mark the start of the thirty day "sunshine" period. He reviewed 
the major provisions of the document and announced that the TWU membership voted 
1068 to 31 1 in favor of ratification. He acknowledged staff, TWU and Mayor Brown for 
crafting this agreement. 

The board will consider ratification on November 21 . Copies are available at 401 Van 
Ness Avenue. 



Ray Antonio, President, TWU-250A extended his thanks and appreciation to staff and 
Mayor Brown. He recognized that there are problems at the worksite that need to be 
addressed but implementing this agreement is a first step. 

4. Public Comment 

None. 

Adjourn - The meeting was adjourned at 5:24 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF 
Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more 
information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 
Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 
554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 




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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 
CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA. 






THE BOARD MEETING FOR TUESDAY, 

NOVEMBER 7 HAS BEEN CANCELED . THE NEXT 

MEETING OF THE MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

WILL BE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21. 






DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 3 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
®(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 




^Municipal Transportation Agency 

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City and County of San Francisco 




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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 

REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
NOV I 6 20C3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Bums 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
®(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a soimd enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City .to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Domia Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



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4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Public Comment 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Robinson et al vs. Chin and Hensolt, et. al, Superior Ct. #304101, and Consolidated Actions 
305468 and 308743, filed on 6/22/99, m the amount of $55,000 

Elias Girma & Neville Hunte vs CCSF, U.S. District Court No. C99-0162 SI, filed on January 19, 
1999 in the amount of $146,000 

Jeffrey and Victoria Igtanloc vs CCSF, Superior Ct. #307-636, filed on 1 1/03/99, in the amount 
of $499,000 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 



ADJOURN 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-October 17, 2000 Regular meeting 
-October 21, 2000 Special meeting 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-EEO Status report 
-Service Standards Quarterly Report 
-Transit Bus Emission Standards 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Margaret Shotton vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. #167146, in the amount of $7,500 
Ananij Shayevich vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305872, in the amount of $15,000 
Lori Teodoro vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #301879, in the amount of $15,000 
Denta Tadesse vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #307-746 in the amount of $82,500 

(9.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to establish an attendance incentive program 
through collective bargaining with the service critical employees by which qualifying service 
critical employees may "cash-out" a percentage of accrued sick leave hours based on their 
accrued sick leave balance. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

(9.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR- 
1135, Presidio & Potrero - Trolley Coach Facility Modifications. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

(9.4) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-1124, 
Muni Metro Electrical Improvements Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
scope of services and resolution.) 

(9.5) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request For Proposals for As-Needed Systems 
Engineering Services, Contract CS-134, select a Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the 
selected Consultant for an amount not to exceed $750,000 and for a term not to exceed two 
years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

(9.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MR- 
1115, No. 1 California/No. 4 Sutter Trolley Overhead Reconstruction, with Abbett Electric 
Corporation, increasing the total contract amount by $13,862, for an amount not to exceed 
$5,862,537, and extending the time of completion by 127 calendar days, from November 24, 
2000 to March 30, 2001. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan and 
resolution.) 

(9.7) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposal for professional services and 
software purchase to implement an Integrated Vehicle & Facilities Maintenance & Inventory 
Control System. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Ratifying and approving the third tentative agreement between the Transport Workers 
Union, Local 250-A and the Municipal Transportation Agency, effective July 1, 2000 through 
June 30, 2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

1 1 . Adjusting rates and fares to authorize free transit service on December 31, 2000 beginning at 
8:00 p.m. and ending no later than 6:00 a.m. on January 1, 2001, establishing a new Class Pass 
for University of San Francisco undergraduate students at $12 per month as a pilot program, and 
revising the FY2001 Adopted Budget by increasing the expenditure authority by $833,296, based 
on increased fare revenues to fund higher than expected expenditures for diesel fuel. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute the Operating Agreement and License with the Friends of 
the Cable Car Museum, Inc., establishing the FCCM as the curator/concessionaire of the Cable 
Car Museum and Gift Shop for a period of five years, and requiring a minimum annual payment 
of $50,000 to Muni. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 4 to Contract CS-123, Professional 
Design and Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK Third 
Street Consultants, for an amount not to exceed $442,274, for additional professional engineering 
services, for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,315,177 with no extension of time. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Professional Services Agreement CS-133, Failure 
Analysis on the Light Rail Vehicle-Advance Train Control System Interface Circuits with LTK 
Engineering Services for a contract amount not to exceed $427,841 and for a term not to exceed 
five years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






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TUESDAY^OVEMBER 21, 2000 

ROOMT400, CITY HALL 
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



CLOSED SESSION 
4:00 P.M. 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415)554-4143 



4:00 - CLOSED SESSION 
! ( all to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the closed session to order at 4:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 

Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

Absent: Jose Cisneros 

Also present: Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney 
Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO 
Joanne Hoeper, Deputy City Attorney 
Robert Stone, Deputy City Attorney 
Roger Hackley, Deputy City Attorney 
Kara Langford, Deputy City Attorney 
Louise Simpson, Deputy City Attorney 
Michael Lewis, Departmental Personnel Officer, HR/LR/EEO 
Vernon Crawley, EEO Manager 

3. Public Comment 
None. 

4. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.1 1(a) as to whether to conduct a 
closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Cisneros-absent). 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (3), the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

Robinson et al vs. Chin and Hensolt, et. al, Superior Ct. #304101, and Consolidated Actions 
305468 and 308743, filed on 6/22/99, in the amount of $55,000 

RESOLUTION 00-105 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ABSENT -Cisneros 

Elias Girma & Neville Hunte vs CCSF, U.S. District Court No. C99-0162 SI, filed on January 19, 
1999 in the amount of $146,000 

Chairman Flynn was unanimously excused from voting due to a conflict of interest (Cisneros-absent). 

RESOLUTION 00-106 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Lim and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Cisneros 

EXCUSED -Flynn 

Jeffrey and Victoria Igtanloc vs CCSF, Superior Ct. #307-636, filed on 1 1/03/99, in the amount 
of $499,000 

RESOLUTION 00-107 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ABSENT - Cisneros 

6. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250- A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 



_X Working Conditions 



X Other 



ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 17, 2000 Regular meeting and the October 
21, 2000 Special meeting: unanimously approved. 

4. Communications 

(4.1) Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman Flynn announced the board met in closed session to discuss the cases of Robinson et 
al vs. Chin and Hensolt, Elias Girma & Neville Hunte and Jeffrey & Victoria Igtanloc vs. 
CCSF with the city attorney. The Board unanimously recommended settlement of the cases. 
(Cisneros-absent and Flynn excused on the Girma/Hunte case) 

The board also met with their labor negotiator to discuss the Transport Worker's Union 
agreement. There was no action taken. 

(4.2) Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Lim suggested that the board appoint someone who can attend the Paratransit 
Council meetings on their behalf. 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-EEO Status report 
-Service Standards Quarterly Report 
-Transit Bus Emission Standards 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 



The Special Recognition Award was given to Gizelda "Gigi" Pabros for the extra effort she puts into her 
work and for her willingness to undertake projects over and above her job responsibilities. 

Over the next six months, staff will present various aspects of the Short Range Transit Plan to the board 
and to the CAC with adoption of the full SRTP slated for August 2001. 

Construction on the J-Line will begin on November 25 m and will continue for 70 days to Feb. 2, 2001. 
Muni will substitute accessible buses that will run more frequently to accommodate the large number of 
passengers. Staff has made extensive efforts to notify the property owners, community and neighborhood 
groups and merchants about the construction. 

The MMT wait signal has been installed and is fully operational. 

Over 900 employees and their families attended the Muni Family BBQ. Peer Assistance took first place 
in the BBQ competition with second going to Cable Cars and third to Security. This will be an annual 
event. 

The General Manager recognized the passing of Muni family members Grayce Regan and Harry Stem 
and asked that the board adjourn in their memory. 

Vernon Crawley reported that the EEO department has made substantial progress toward resolving 
backlogged cases and wants to provide department- wide training to get ahead of the problems. Director 
Vaughns asked for an analysis of the escalation of harassment and race cases. Chairman Flynn asked for 
a case-by-case breakdown in maintenance as that department has always been a problem that never seems 
to get better. 

The first Service Standards report was presented to the board by Lisa Mancini who stated that the 
numbers are a good benchmark for moving forward. Director Bourgart suggested staff analyze the way 
Muni is taking measurements to determine if Muni is using the correct measurements. 

Walt Streeter presented the staff analysis and preliminary recommendation for the Transit Bus Emission 
Standards. The board will be asked to make a decision about the path at the December 5 m meeting. 
Streeter concluded that the diesel path will allow Muni to remove older buses that emit more harmful 
emissions earlier than the alternative fuel path. He added that 40% of our fleet is already in compliance 
because of the large number of electric buses in the fleet. 

Director Bourgart asked staff to prepare an analysis of what it would cost Muni in terms of service to 
convert to CNG and the resulting impact on pollution. 

Director Casey asked staff to analyze Sonoma's experience with CNG vehicles in relation to the terrain 
they operate in and San Francisco's terrain. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Linton Stables, Chair, Citizens Advisory Council, noted that the CAC Engineering and Maintenance 
committee reviewed the fuels issue and endorsed the staff position. He emphasized that it's not the 
position of the entire CAC, as they haven't taken action on it. They also endorsed continued study of 
ways to reduce emissions. 



Ray Antonio, President, TWU-250A, stressed the importance of the issue. TWU supports the staff 
recommendation, as vehicle replacement is important and can't be delayed further. He added that other 
major Bay Area transit systems are recommending the clean diesel alternative. 

Tim McRae, Planning and Conservation League, asked for a workshop on the issue and to delay a vote 
until January. He thinks the decision deserves additional input especially since it will affect the air 
quality for the next thirty years. He disagrees with the staff assumptions. 

Julia Levin, Union of Concerned Scientists, urged the board not to choose clean diesel as diesel bus 
emissions are 5 times higher than CNG and particulate matter is a known carcinogen. 

Dennis Bolt, Western States Petroleum Association, noted that the agency in charge of air quality 
conducted two years of studies and public hearings before concluding that the CNG and Clean Diesel 
paths offer equivalent benefits. 

Martin Mahaley, Pickens Fuel Corporation, offered to put together a proposal for a CNG facility at a cost 
of $2 million and in less than 2 years. He added that liquefied natural gas would help address the issues 
raised by staff. 

Mark Westlund, Department of the Environment, noted that while zero emission buses are already 40% 
of fleet, Muni has made no tests on CNG buses. The Commission and the Board of Supervisors urged 
Muni to postpone the decision until further questions are answered. 

Kevin McGahan, Our Children's Earth, suggested that many factors must be taken into account in 
making this decision but the most important one was the health of the children. Diesel buses are a major 
pollution source and a known toxic contaminant. He urged the board to hold a workshop on the matter 
prior to making any decisions. 

Tom Adams, Department of the Environment, is opposed to the diesel path recommendation. He stressed 
that air quality and health are the key issues and not Muni's fuel path. He added that it deserves further 
consideration and public input and it's unwise to commit to diesel when there are grave health concerns 
associated with choosing that path. 

Pam Jones, Diesel Technology Forum, stated that the diesel fuel of today is not the diesel fuel of 
yesterday and that emissions are about 80-90% of what they were ten years ago. She added that Muni 
will get more reliable buses with clean diesel and that dollar for dollar, clean diesel will result in cleaner 
air cheaper and faster. 

Gina Solomon, UCSF and Natural Resources Defense Council said that scientists are concerned with the 
composition of diesel exhaust as many of the compounds are toxic and difficult for the body to get rid of. 
She said choosing the diesel path is a mistake. 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, said that Rescue Muni had made no decision on the path but urged a workshop 
to further examine the issues. He suggested that while Muni's top priority should be service reliability, further 
consideration of alternative fuels is warranted as is increasing electric service. 

Chuck LeTavec, BP/Arco, supports the staff recommendation as clean diesel has the capability of 
reducing particulate matter and improving air quality. 

Oscar James is in support of natural gas and electric buses because of his concern with the health of his 
grandchildren. He would like to see electric cars used in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood. 

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Stuart Hoffman, Stewart & Stevenson Detroit Diesel, suggested that significant strides had been made 
toward reducing diesel emissions and that diesel emissions will be equivalent to alternative fuel emissions 
in a short time. 

Olin Webb, Bay View Hunters Point Community Advocates, is opposed to diesel because of the rise in 
numbers of children suffering from asthma. He stressed that his community is overburdened by 
particulate matter from buses and the levels haven't been properly monitored. He urged the board to 
further study the matter and postpone the decision until January. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Linton Stables, Chairman, said that the CAC has heard reports on the TWU MOU and on Muni's plans to 
revise the SRTP. While there was no formal vote on the TWU MOU, there was strong sentiment that the 
new agreement doesn't meet charter requirements for on-time performance. 

8. Public Comment 

Supervisor Amos Brown is concerned with crime in the OMI neighborhood at all times of the day and 
night. He appealed to the MTA board to retain the operator in the second car for adequate safety. 

Bill Helm spoke about an incident where an employee at Kirkland got assaulted and wasn't allowed to 
use the phone to call 911. He also invited the board to an event on Saturday November 25 to raise money 
to buy heart rate monitors for all divisions. 

Ken Johnson asked the board to reverse a decision made by Chairman Flynn about allowing 1 operator to 
run 2 car trains. He noted that there is a problem with safety in the OMI community. He also asked the 
board to investigate state mandates that he feels aren't being followed. 

Regina Blosser, Chair, OMI-NIA said that members asked her to address the board about removing the 
driver from the rear of the second car as they can help with safety and security in a rough territory. 

(Chairman Flynn noted that the TWU MOU has clear criteria about resolving the l-operator/2-car train 
matter and that TWU did not file an appeal by the deadline.) 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE 
RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND 
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There 
will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in 
which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or will be 
available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 









Margaret Shotton vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Ltd. #167146, in the amount of $7,500 
Ananij Shayevich vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305872, in the amount of $15,000 
Lori Teodoro vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #301879, in the amount of $15,000 
Denta Tadesse vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #307-746 in the amount of $82,500 

RESOLUTION 00-108 

(9.2) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to establish an attendance incentive program through 
collective bargaining with the service critical employees by which qualifying service critical employees 
may "cash-out" a percentage of accrued sick leave hours based on their accrued sick leave balance. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-109 

(9.3) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-1135, 
Presidio & Potrero - Trolley Coach Facility Modifications. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, financial plan and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-1 10 

(9.4) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. MR-1124, Muni 
Metro Electrical Improvements Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, scope of services 
and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-1 11 

(9.5) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request For Proposals for As-Needed Systems Engineering 
Services, Contract CS-134, select a Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the selected Consultant for 
an amount not to exceed $750,000 and for a term not to exceed two years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-1 12 

(9.6) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MR-1115, No. 
1 California/No. 4 Sutter Trolley Overhead Reconstruction, with Abbett Electric Corporation, 
increasing the total contract amount by $13,862, for an amount not to exceed $5,862,537, and 
extending the time of completion by 127 calendar days, from November 24, 2000 to March 30, 2001. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-1 13 

(9.7) Authorizing the Director to issue a Request For Proposal for professional services and software 
purchase to implement an Integrated Vehicle & Facilities Maintenance & Inventory Control System. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, financial plan and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-1 14 

No public comment. 



On motion to approve the consent calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Ratifying and approving the third tentative agreement between the Transport Workers Union, Local 
250- A and the Municipal Transportation Agency, effective July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2004. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Andrew Sullivan, Rescue Muni, said that no action had been taken to bring the MOU into compliance 
with the Charter as there were no incentive programs based on on-time performance and service delivery. 
He urged a no vote on the contract as it violates the Charter. He acknowledged staff for their good work 
on the service standards. (Chairman Flynn replied that he did discuss Mr. Sullivan's concerns with the 
city attorney. He has an opinion from the city attorney that the MOU is in full compliance with Prop. E.) 

RESOLUTION 00-1 15 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

11. Adjusting rates and fares to authorize free transit service on December 31, 2000 beginning at 8:00 
p.m. and ending no later than 6:00 a.m. on January 1, 2001, establishing a new Class Pass for University 
of San Francisco undergraduate students at $12 per month as a pilot program, and revising the FY2001 
Adopted Budget by increasing the expenditure authority by $833,296, based on increased fare revenues 
to fund higher than expected expenditures for diesel fuel. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) 

Director Burns presented a substitute resolution for consideration that includes other San Francisco 
colleges and universities in the pilot program. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-1 16 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

12. Authorizing the Director to execute the Operating Agreement and License with the Friends of the 
Cable Car Museum, Inc., establishing the FCCM as the curator/concessionaire of the Cable Car Museum 
and Gift Shop for a period of five years, and requiring a minimum annual payment of $50,000 to Muni. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-117 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

13. Authorizing the Director to execute Amendment No. 4 to Contract CS-123, Professional Design and 
Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail Project, with WPK Third Street Consultants, for 
an amount not to exceed $442,274, for additional professional engineering services, for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $7,3 15,177 with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-118 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

14. Authorizing the Director to execute Professional Services Agreement CS-133, Failure Analysis on the 
Light Rail Vehicle- Advance Train Control System Interface Circuits with LTK Engineering Services for 
a contract amount not to exceed $427,841 and for a term not to exceed five years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, agreement and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 00-1 19 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:41 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics 
Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax 
(415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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^NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC 1 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

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Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

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Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
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Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 

-November 21, 2000 Regular Meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-SOMA Service Implementation Progress Report 
-Quarterly Report of Key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 



(9. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Mary Sullivan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305790 in the amount of $1 1,000 
Osvaldo Da Silva vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #308688 in the amount of $17,500 
Tom Martin vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #300995, in the amount of $55,000 

(9.2) Canceling the MTA board meeting of January 2, 2000. (Explanatory documents include a 
resolution.) 

(9.3) Amending the Records Retention policy by increasing the length of time to maintain the 
Director's calendar from thirty days to a minimum of two years. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

(9.4) Accepting Muni Metro New Key Stop - Phase B Project, Contract No. MR-1 165, 
approving the final Contract Modification for an increase to the approved contract amount by 
$7,309.74, approving the final contract amount of $1,283,451.74, extending the contract duration 
by 45 days to March 19, 1998 and authorizing the release of final retention in the amount of 
$5,000.00 and approving the closeout of the contract with Francis Construction, Inc. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

(9.5) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request For Proposals for As-Needed Rail 
Engineering Services, Contract CS-135, select a Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the 
selected Consultant for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and for a term not to exceed three 
years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Adopting a policy whereby the procurement of commodities and services formally subject to 
the sole approval of the Purchaser shall be subject to the sole approval of the Director, or his 
designee and shall not require further approval of this board. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 







^Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of ^an Francisco 




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MINUTES 



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TUESDAY, gECEMBER 5, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC I 6 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 






401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1 . Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 21, 2000 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

Director Lim asked for regular reports about integrating the Department of Parking and 
Traffic into the Municipal Transportation Agency. General Manager Burns said there is an 
ongoing task force that includes DPT staff. Prop E. requires the MTA to have a plan in place 
by July 1, 2001. Director Cisneros expressed a desire to work on the DPT merger plan. 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-SOMA Service Implementation Progress Report 
-Quarterly Report of Key Capital Projects 
-Ongoing Muni Activities 

General Manager Burns recognized Sheila Mullen who is retiring after 30 years with the city and 
county and 13 with Muni. She established Muni's Employee Recognition Program. 

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Peter Straus, Manager of Service Planning discussed the two-phase SOMA service 
implementation plan. There has been no final decision made about service to Potrero Hill 
residents. Director Bourgart urged staff to consider electrification. 

Vince Harris, Deputy General Manager of Construction, highlighted the l-California/4-Sutter 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction project, the Woods Facility project and the Third Street/Metro 
East project in his report on key capital projects. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
There was no report presented. 

8. Public Comment 

Chairman Flynn noted there has been confusion about public comment. He stressed that the 
board is not restricted from asking questions of people appearing before the board and that board 
members can have issues raised by the public calendared for future discussion. The Sunshine 
Ordinance prohibits immediate discussion or action on items raised during public comment as 
they haven't been properly noticed. 

Robert Kehoe commended Muni for improved operations and rider satisfaction. He is concerned 
about noise emanations from Neoplan buses. He spoke with Fred Stephens who explained that 
Muni is aware of the problem and is looking for a remedy. (General Manager Burns stated that 
noise levels are above those specified in the contract and Neoplan is working to fix the problem. 
He asked Mr. Kehoe to keep in touch with Maggie Lynch. Chairman Flynn asked staff to report 
to the board about this issue.) 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

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Mary Sullivan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305790 in the amount of $11,000 
Osvaldo Da Silva vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #308688 in the amount of $17,500 
Tom Martin vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #300995, in the amount of $55,000 

RESOLUTION 00-120 

(9.2) Canceling the MTA board meeting of January 2, 2000. (Explanatory documents include a 
resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-121 

(9.3) Amending the Records Retention policy by increasing the length of time to maintain the 
Director's calendar from thirty days to a minimum of two years. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-122 

(9.4) Accepting Muni Metro New Key Stop - Phase B Project, Contract No. MR-1165, 
approving the final Contract Modification for an increase to the approved contract amoimt by 
$7,309.74, approving the final contract amount of $1,283,451.74, extending the contract duration 
by 45 days to March 19, 1998 and authorizing the release of final retention in the amount of 
$5,000.00 and approving the closeout of the contract with Francis Construction, Inc. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 

Chairman Flynn asked staff for a better explanation in the future about extending contracts that 
have already expired. 

RESOLUTION 00-123 

(9.5) Authorizing the Director to advertise a Request For Proposals for As-Needed Rail 
Engineering Services, Contract CS-135, select a Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the 
selected Consultant for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 and for a term not to exceed three 
years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-124 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Adopting a policy whereby the procurement of commodities and services formally subject to 
the sole approval of the Purchaser shall be subject to the sole approval of the Director, or his 
designee and shall not require further approval of this board. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) 

No public comment. 

General Manager Burns stated that Prop. E transferred the responsibility for purchasing goods 
and services to the MTA and this action allows him to delegate the ability to purchase items to 
the City Purchaser. Staff is currently examining ways to most effectively obtain these items and 
may, in the future, choose another means of procurement. 

Director Bourgart asked for a report about other aspects of Prop. E that will be coming before the 
board. 

RESOLUTION 00-124 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:51 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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^Municipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of ^an Francisco 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 




TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLAZA 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC I 6 2000 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Ng Lim, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jim Bourgart 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 



The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Carlton B. 
Goodlett Plaza (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is 
the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines 
serving this location are: Muni Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, 
and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 42-Downtown Loop; 9-San Bruno; and 
71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been 
designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility 
impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground 
Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts 
Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or 
a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please 
contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in 
alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 554-6896 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave. #334 during regular business hours. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code), to report a violation of the ordinance or to obtain a free copy of 
the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. She can be 
reached by calling (415) 554-7724, fax (415) 554-5163, by e-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us, or 
in writing to #1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 
Larkin St. or on the city's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Approval of Minutes 
-December 5, 2000 Regular Meeting 

4. Communications 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-FY2002 Budget 

-New Year's Eve Service Plan 

-Ongoing Muni Activities 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

8. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 



Maria DeVeliz vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0002617 in the amount of $8,000 

Rickey Washington & Barry Robbins vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0003155 in the amount of 

$8,020 
Su Ping Wu Li vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #9903902 in the amount of $10,000 
Dorene Colclough vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305357 in the amount of $15,000 
BPS Guard Service and WSB vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #310782 in the amount of $19,000 
Junior Puckett vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305602 in the amount of $26,138 
Eva Carey vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #307606 in the amount of $30,000 

(9.2) Authorizing the Director to designate classifications 9143 Senior Operations Manager and 
1370 Special Assistant XI as "service-critical". (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Hearing to consider the California Air Resources Board Fuel Path Decision. 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to notify the California Air Resources Board that Muni will adopt 
the diesel path to comply with the proposed Public Transit Bus Fleet Rule and Emission 
Standards for New Urban Buses; and authorizing the Director to exercise the option to purchase 
up to 175 clean diesel buses under the terms and conditions of the existing contract with Neoplan 
USA subject to funding award. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 



ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Sections 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 801, San Francisco, 
CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 and web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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JVIunicipal Transportation Agency 

Board of Directors 
City and County of San Francisco 




MINUTES 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2000 

ROOM 400, CITY HALL 

1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE 



REGULAR MEETING 
5:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

H. Welton Flynn, Chairman 

Enid Lim, Vice Chairman 

Jim Bourgart 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Mike Casey 

Jose Cisneros 

Cleopatra Vaughns 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 1 1 20G1 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Michael T. Burns 
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION 

Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



401 VAN NESS AVENUE-SUITE 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
ffi(415) 554-6896 FAX (415) 554-4143 



5:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: H. Welton Flynn 
Enid Lim 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jim Bourgart 
Mike Casey 
Jose Cisneros 
Cleopatra Vaughns 

3. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the December 5, 2000 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members 
None. 

6. Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-FY2002 Budget 

-New Year's Eve Service Plan 

-Ongoing Muni Activities 

General Manager Burns reviewed the plans for service on New Year's Eve. Gigi Harrington, 
Deputy General Manager, Finance gave an overview of the FY2002 budget process. 

7. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Linton Stables, Chair, noted that the CAC has been greatly helped with the hiring of Christine 
Butler. The CAC has reviewed the fuel path decision and endorses the staff recommendation of 
the diesel fuel path. 

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8. Public Comment 

Ernestine Weiss is pleased to say that there are improvements with bus seats as she has seen very 
few slashed seats. She congratulated staff on their great job. 

Barry Taranto, United Taxicab Workers, suggested that Muni and the taxi industry work together 
as they both use bus stops, diamond lanes and accessible services for people with disabilities. He 
said that many left turn restrictions with the Third Street project is a problem because it's 
difficult for taxicabs to serve the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF 
TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

9. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered 
as a separate item. 

(9.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds as are or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against MUNI: 

Maria DeVeliz vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #0002617 in the amount of $8,000 

Rickey Washington & Barry Robbins vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim 0003155 in the amount of 

$8,020 
Su Ping Wu Li vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #9903902 in the amount of $10,000 
Dorene Colclough vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305357 in the amount of $15,000 
BPS Guard Service and WSB vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #310782 in the amount of $19,000 
Junior Puckett vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #305602 in the amount of $26,138 
Eva Carey vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #307606 in the amount of $30,000 

RESOLUTION 00-126 

(9.2) Authorizing the Director to designate classifications 9143 Senior Operations Manager and 
1370 Special Assistant XI as "service-critical". (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) 

RESOLUTION 00-127 



No public comment. 

On motion to approve the consent calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Hearing to consider the California Air Resources Board Fuel Path Decision. 

Items 1 and 1 1 were called together. 

Walt Streeter, Deputy General Manager, External Affairs, reviewed the staff recommendation 
citing service reliability as a critical factor in the decision. He added that Muni meets the current 
C ARB standards and will be significantly below them as more new vehicles are accepted and put 
into revenue service. He added that Muni would have cleaner air by choosing the diesel path 
because the older, more polluting buses will have been replaced. 

Franchesca Vietor, Department of the Environment, thinks that Muni is facing a big decision and 
is providing services at the expense of the public's health. She says that Muni has used 
incomplete and misconstrued data and that no decision needs to be made now. She urged the 
board to continue the matter until after the Transportation Authority has decided about funds. 
She said a CNG bus could be commissioned in 5-6 months. 

Rajeet Bhatia, Department of Public Health, stated that buses contribute the highest percent of 
harmful emissions in Northern California and that emissions are not equal in terms of health. 

Linda Wiener, American Lung Association, observed that there is a clear connection between 
particulate matter and people's health, particularly the health of children. She reinforced the fact 
that what should be driving this decision is health and not economic issues. 

Julia Levin, Union of Concerned Scientists, urged the board to reject the staff report, as existing 
diesel technology is not as clean as green technology or CNG. She added that there are dozens 
of state and federal grants and that Santa Cruz just received $30 million for 80 buses. 

Ray Antonio, TWU-250A, said that the bus replacement program is an important aspect of 
Muni's operation and especially for the operators. TWU recognizes the service performance 
requirements that have been placed on the department by Prop E and says that new buses will 
allow Muni to provide better service. He added that Muni is a small contributor to pollution and 
that trucks in the Bay View Hunter's Point corridor are greater polluters. 

Brian McCloud, Officer, Gillig Corp., stated that clean diesel is 98% safer and better than old 
diesel and that clean diesel is not an issue with CARB or the EPA. He said the diesel path is 
lower in cost and operationally superior to alternate fuel technology. 

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Pam Jones, Diesel Technology Forum, stated that the new ultra low sulfur fuel and particulate 
traps make diesel fuel cleaner and are used throughout Europe and the U.S. She noted that 
CARB said that transit properties could choose either path, as both were equivalent. She added 
that CARB would not have allowed clean diesel as an option if it was harmful to children. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mogens Bach, Silentor Notox USA, is the president of a company that manufactures diesel 
particulate matter traps and says that studies in Europe have shown that natural gas is not free of 
pollutants. He noted that Copenhagen has put CNG buses to pasture because they weren't 
working. 

Cindy Sullivan, CARB, stated that the MTA board does have a choice of two paths. She 
complimented Muni staff for their investigation of both alternatives and urged Muni to pursue all 
available funding sources. 

Kevin McGahan, Our Children's Earth, suggested that health costs far outweigh all other costs, 
especially the cost to children's health. California is the most polluting state in the nation and 
over 50% of transit districts in California have opted for diesel. 

Martin Mahaley, Pickens Fuel Corp., thinks Muni should look at fuel cells as the future fuel of 
choice. He added that Muni could build a fueling station in less than a year depending upon the 
city ' s requirements . 

Dennis Bolt, Western States Petroleum Association, spoke about the dramatic breakthroughs that 
have been made in diesel fuel and that dirty diesel buses are history. 

Tim McRae, Planning and Conservation League, suggested that there are a number of pots of 
money available to buy CNG buses and additional federal funding will be available in 2003. 

Gina Solomon, Natural Resources Defense Council, noted that with the new diesel buses you 
can't see the emissions but, using a measuring device, you see a 10 fold increase from 
background environment levels. She added that CNG buses do hold up over time 

Jim Chappell, SPUR, noted that Andrew Sullivan of Rescue Muni had to leave but concurs that 
the staff recommendation is the way to go, as Muni's job is to move people efficiently. He 
reminded the board that 10 years ago, when Muni's riders left, they went to their vehicles 
resulting in more serious health problems. 

Dwayne Jones, Young Community Developers, urged the removal of all diesel in the BVHP 
neighborhood. PG&E and the Shipyard are big polluters but Muni does have a small 
contribution to make. He asked that money and convenience not be the priority but to make 
health the priority. 

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Rodney Hampton has been living in the Bay View for 20 years and asked the board to keep their 
best interest in health. He urged the board to go for natural gas. 

Olin Webb, BVHP Advocates, is opposed to the staff recommendation. He asked Muni to work 
with the neighborhood to clean it up and to do tests before the decision is made. 

Jessie Mason, BVHP Advocates, said that one of most terrifying things he's ever seen is 
watching his asthmatic mother gasp for air. He said that 60% of George Washington Carver 
school children have asthma. He urged the board to change diesel for cleaner fuel. 

Oscar James, BVHP Advocates, believes that diesel fumes resulted in birth of his son with half a 
heart and urged the board not to buy more diesel buses. He has 4 other grandchildren with 
asthma. 

Karen Pierce, HEAP, is a Muni rider and thinks that efficiency is important. She stated that no 
city department or government authority should choose diesel when there is a viable alternative 
because diesel is a known carcinogen. She pointed out that the Port has agreed to look at 
financial incentives for all tenants and service providers who retrofit diesel trucks. 

Dan Nevin, Cummins West, stated that Muni could reduce the level of particulate matter by 93 to 
98%. He added that Cummins has field-tested filters for 4 years and found them to be quite 
successful. 

Victoria Colgan said that the 48 Quintara line stops in front of her house five times per hour and 
leaves a plume of black smoke. She asked the board not to make a hasty decision, as this will 
have lasting effects for 15-20 years. She asked the board not to shrink from a management 
challenge at the expense of health, especially children's health. 

Barry Taranto, United Taxicab Workers, informed the board that taxicabs are required to go to 
natural gas by 2005 and suggested that Muni commit to some involvement with CNG. 

1 1 . Authorizing the Director to notify the California Air Resources Board that Muni will adopt 
the diesel path to comply with the proposed Public Transit Bus Fleet Rule and Emission 
Standards for New Urban Buses; and authorizing the Director to exercise the option to purchase 
up to 175 clean diesel buses under the terms and conditions of the existing contract with Neoplan 
USA subject to funding award. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) 

Upon recommendation of the City Attorney, two substitute resolutions were presented. The first 
one pertains solely to the fuel path decision and the other to the option to purchase up to 175 
additional Neoplan buses. 

On motion to authorize the Director to notify the California Air Resources Board that Muni will 
adopt the diesel path to comply with the proposed Public transit Bus Fleet Rule and Emission 
Standards for New Urban Buses: 

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RESOLUTION 00-128 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

NAYES - Casey 

On motion to authorize the Director to exercise the option to purchase up to 1 75 clean diesel 
buses under the terms and conditions of the existing contract with Neoplan USA and subject to 
funding award: 

RESOLUTION 00-129 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Bourgart, Casey, Cisneros, Flynn, Lim and Vaughns 

NAYES - Casey 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 8: 12 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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